[rescue] Apple 2GB Quantum Fireball ST SCSI HD

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Thu Aug 7 09:25:25 CDT 2008

A talking watermelon whispered a message to me from: Joshua Boyd
> On Aug 7, 2008, at 12:40 AM, James Birdsall wrote:
>>> 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.
> You can also get flash modules meant to plug directly into the IDE
> header from logicsupply.com.  I've been using those at work and they
> have been way more compatible than CF cards were.

I was not aware these were publicly available.  Thanks for the link!

Now I wish I hadn't bought all those adapters...
Mike Hebel

There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
		-- Dr. Who

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