I got an Apple ProFile hard drive.

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Tue Feb 17 15:58:43 1998

On Tue, 17 Feb 1998, Scott Ware wrote:

> On Sun, 15 Feb 1998, John Rollins wrote:
> > 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?
> Unfortunately, no. The Apple 5MB ProFile uses a Seagate ST-506 mechanism;
> however, in the Apple tradition, the Seagate logic board is replaced by an
> Apple-designed version with an Apple parallel interface. Since the
> heads and stepper motor on the ST-506 are connected directly to the Apple
> logic board, replacing the mechanism with anything other than another
> ST-506 would be difficult.

That is surprising. No, not that Apple did such a thing, but that
Seagate did not distinguish the model number of the drive with a suffix
letter or different number altogether. Unless Apple, in their 'infinite
wisdom', bought standard drives and just threw away the Seagate logic
board and installed their own.

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