[rescue] Apple 2GB Quantum Fireball ST SCSI HD

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Aug 7 08:09:22 CDT 2008

>From: James Birdsall <jwb-tech at picarefy.com>
>Date: 2008/08/07 Thu AM 12:40:23 EDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Apple 2GB Quantum Fireball ST SCSI HD

>Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>> Carl R. Friend wrote:
>>>    On Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Curious George wrote:
>>>> Are these ["little drives" something] that I should be "putting
>>>> aside" in the future?
>>>    Actually, yes.  As we "progress" farther and farther into the
>>> future, the technology that will allow us to keep our "elder
>>> hardware" alive will become increasingly rare -- and it's not a
>>> technology that we can either fabricate or fake.  So, for the
>>> owners of, say, MicroVAXen (which have a disk-drive size limit
>>> of one gig due to firmware issues) tiny drives are a critical
>>> asset to have in the "spares bin".
>> Couldn't you use a SCSI to IDE adapter, paired with a CompactFlash to 
>> IDE adapter, in combination with a 1GB CF card?
>> --Patrick
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>Having tried for solid-state SCSI storage multiple times, it's not as 
>easy as it sounds. Around the turn of the millenium, I tried every 
>SCSI-based card reader I could get my hands on. Most of them didn't 
>work; one of them did, but it wouldn't boot a machine. About a year ago, 
>I tried the chain listed above, only to discover that the SCSI to IDE 
>adapter would only work with disks which supported UDMA, and the CF card 
>only supported PIO. I've heard that there are CF cards now which do 
>support UDMA, so the prospects may have improved.

I wonder if the extremely mini HDs could be used to good effect (1.8" iPod HDs, for example)...


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