I got an Apple ProFile hard drive.

From: Richard A. Cini <rcini_at_email.msn.com>
Date: Tue Feb 17 10:44:41 1998

On Sun, 15 Feb 1998 17:39:22 -0800, John Rollins <rexstout_at_ptld.uswest.net>

>>Sounds like the ProFile card is just an ST-506 hard drive interface. A
>>ST-506 drive is REALLY old. I'm not an expert on the old hard
>>drives/interfaces, so I'll let someone else figure all that out, but I
>>can tell you that it is very old. Does the ProFile need a seperate power
>>cord (does it have it's own ps), or does it get power from the Apple II?
>>And if the ProFile is just an ST-506 interface, does that mean I could
>>just plug one of my old ST-225's or other ST-506 type drives intoa
>>ProFile card?

    It's a self-contained drive unit that connects to an interface card on
the Apple // or /// with a 25-pin DB straight-pinned cable. It does have an
Astec power supply built-in. The interface cable to the drive itself reminds
me of a floppy cable (IDC edge connector to IDC header), but I didn't count
the conductors.

    I'm assuming that it is a true ST-506 interface, but I don't know for
sure. I also haven't had the time to look the drive up in my ref. materials
to determine its capacity, etc., but I think that it's a 5mb drive.

Rich Cini/WUGNET
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