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Re: PowerMac G4 MDD and drive options

Nick Mizgala
 

I would try a SSD with adapter from OtherWord Computing (macsales.com). TRIM is handled in the drive so it can handle older systems and they design solutions specifically for that model.

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On Jan 22, 2022, at 12:12 PM, Bradford <bradford@absurd.wtf> wrote:

So, I have a PowerMac G4 MDD. The original hard disks and AirPort Extreme card were pulled prior to me receiving it. I don't really mind as I try to use CF cards or IDE/SATA adapters in all of my machines. Thing is, I can't get this machine to recognize any of the adapters I put in it. Does anyone know of any such adapters that are known to work with this model of PowerMac? I do have a surfeit of IDE drives, and if I have to use one are there any limitations of which I should be aware?

-- Regards, Bradford


Re: Wires Waldo

BE Arnold
 

Looks like you nabbed a great deal.
It’s now $71


Sent from my portable computing device.

On Jan 24, 2022, at 8:18 AM, Andy Craig <andycraig@...> wrote:


Anyone looking for this stuff, I think I found a great deal.
$24 shipped for 1000 ft. Kynar insulated 30awg wirewrap / hookup wire, yellow by Jonard. This seems like a really good price unless I'm missing something.

I bought one of the two that are in stock.



Wires Waldo

Andy Craig
 

Anyone looking for this stuff, I think I found a great deal.
$24 shipped for 1000 ft. Kynar insulated 30awg wirewrap / hookup wire, yellow by Jonard. This seems like a really good price unless I'm missing something.

I bought one of the two that are in stock.



Re: PowerMac G4 MDD and drive options

Bradford
 

Okay, so, I figured out the issue. Apparently, I have to reboot the machine after any change to the disk in 10.3's installer Disk Utility.

-- Regards, Bradford


Re: PowerMac G4 MDD and drive options

Bradford
 

Are there any special formatting things that need to be done to the drives first?

-- Regards, Bradford


Re: PowerMac G4 MDD and drive options

Eric Dodd
 

I've used several generic Amazon-special adapters. The last one was a Kingwin SSD/SATA to IDE Bridge... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002SZDOM6 .

This plus a SATA SSD has worked on several Macs of that era, in both OS X and Mac OS 9.

Thanks!
Eric

On Jan 22, 2022, 12:12 PM -0500, Bradford <bradford@...>, wrote:

So, I have a PowerMac G4 MDD. The original hard disks and AirPort Extreme card were pulled prior to me receiving it. I don't really mind as I try to use CF cards or IDE/SATA adapters in all of my machines. Thing is, I can't get this machine to recognize any of the adapters I put in it. Does anyone know of any such adapters that are known to work with this model of PowerMac? I do have a surfeit of IDE drives, and if I have to use one are there any limitations of which I should be aware?

-- Regards, Bradford


PowerMac G4 MDD and drive options

Bradford
 

So, I have a PowerMac G4 MDD. The original hard disks and AirPort Extreme card were pulled prior to me receiving it. I don't really mind as I try to use CF cards or IDE/SATA adapters in all of my machines. Thing is, I can't get this machine to recognize any of the adapters I put in it. Does anyone know of any such adapters that are known to work with this model of PowerMac? I do have a surfeit of IDE drives, and if I have to use one are there any limitations of which I should be aware?

-- Regards, Bradford


Re: Looking for a retro switcher or control panel for 80s sci-fi movie

John Czerwinski
 

Found these switchers on Facebook.  



From: main@ahcs.groups.io <main@ahcs.groups.io> on behalf of Todd Pringle <creatovate@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:17 PM
To: main@ahcs.groups.io <main@ahcs.groups.io>
Subject: [ahcs] Looking for a retro switcher or control panel for 80s sci-fi movie
 
Hi all,

anyone in the Atlanta area have an old switcher or control panel we could use for an 80s teen sci-fi indie?? Just need something that has buttons that light up and a lever, knobs etc. thanks in advance!!!

Todd


Other retro stuff

Andy Craig
 

My reply to this YouTube comment was in jest, but it did get me wondering... what other retro things are y'all doing out there in AHCS? 


Looking for a retro switcher or control panel for 80s sci-fi movie

Todd Pringle
 

Hi all,

anyone in the Atlanta area have an old switcher or control panel we could use for an 80s teen sci-fi indie?? Just need something that has buttons that light up and a lever, knobs etc. thanks in advance!!!

Todd


New Apple II Floppy Controller

DavidKuder
 

Thought some of my fellow Apple II folks in the group would appreciate hearing about this.
Steve over at Big Mess o' Wires is nearing the release of his Yellowstone controller.
This basically supports every option for floppy drives on the Apple II, Macintosh floppy drives, and also SmartPort harddrives.
There is likely to be one production run for all of 2022 and possibly 2023 thanks to parts shortages.

-David Kuder


Re: We are YouTube stars ;)

Andy Craig
 

Good times!
Did you find anything gross in that old gear?
That was a monumental drive. Any road trip stories? 

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022, 7:02 AM Bradford <bradford@...> wrote:

I wish that Computer Reset signups hadn’t only been on Facebook. Now the liquidation too. Oh well.

-- Regards, Bradford


Re: We are YouTube stars ;)

Bradford
 

I wish that Computer Reset signups hadn’t only been on Facebook. Now the liquidation too. Oh well.

-- Regards, Bradford


We are YouTube stars ;)

Jon Guidry
 
Edited

Well, not exactly, but a few of us are in a new video that Hugh Fisher just put up:

https://youtu.be/zB4QrW1jBxo


Now: Monthly Meeting - 01/08/2022 #cal-notice

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Re: Power Jacks needed

Joseph Gilmore
 

We have a variety so I'll send a few with Nolan today. 
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On Sat, Jan 8, 2022, 8:34 AM Rob Mitchell via groups.io <solder_guy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I need some generic power jacks to complete some projects.  (I cannot find mine that are in my mess during home renovation.)

One 1/8” jack for through plastic mounting.
One 2.1 barrel jack for soldier onto PCB.

If someone has either or both .. greatly appreciate .. bring to the meeting today.

Rob Mitchell

Sent from my tiny iPhone.








Power Jacks needed

Rob Mitchell
 

I need some generic power jacks to complete some projects. (I cannot find mine that are in my mess during home renovation.)

One 1/8” jack for through plastic mounting.
One 2.1 barrel jack for soldier onto PCB.

If someone has either or both .. greatly appreciate .. bring to the meeting today.

Rob Mitchell

Sent from my tiny iPhone.


Event: Monthly Meeting - 01/08/2022 #cal-reminder

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When:
01/08/2022
1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Our Meetings run from 1 to 5.   Normally club business is conducted at 2 pm.


Re: Atari

Doug Dement
 

Ugh.  I got a few minutes into it and I’m yelling at the guy to put a cartridge in.  I’ll bet he figures it out before the end of the video.  Why Atari engineers decided you need a cartridge to even see a power light is beyond me.  They did that on the lynx also..

-Doug

On Jan 1, 2022, at 10:10 PM, Andy Craig <andycraig@...> wrote:


I love how some youtube comments can be from people with firsthand experience. This video is nothing special but David Gutting's comments were interesting to me.

Did any of you have a Jag when they were new? How about now? I remember seeing one in 2000 at a game store but my response was "meh, I'm here to buy an awesome Sega Dreamcast!"


Re: Atari

Doug Dement
 

I picked up a Jaguar at Media Play when they were on clearance.  I think I paid about $25.  Picked up maybe 3 games from there and/or at KB toys.  Ultimately, I opened it and played it once, and packed it back up.  The games were nowhere near the other consoles of that generation (given the small sample I had). 

Of course I pulled it out many years later and gained a new appreciation for it.  Some of the games (tempest, iron soldier, Atari karts, etc.) were decent enough.  I just didn’t care for the controller and the graphics / processing always get over-sold.

I have a CD drive that bought in modern times.  It’s a fickle beast.  The SD drive is the way to go.

Sadly, I walked by stacks of virtual boys at blockbuster for about $20 each with zero interest.  Wish I had picked up their entire stock in retrospect.

Regards,
-Doug

On Jan 1, 2022, at 10:10 PM, Andy Craig <andycraig@...> wrote:


I love how some youtube comments can be from people with firsthand experience. This video is nothing special but David Gutting's comments were interesting to me.

Did any of you have a Jag when they were new? How about now? I remember seeing one in 2000 at a game store but my response was "meh, I'm here to buy an awesome Sega Dreamcast!"

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