old external Apple drive

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Wed Jun 13 12:20:53 2001

It's about 8" long, x 7" wide x 3" tall, and has a dual DB25 connector at the
rear, along with power and a rotary device selector switch. The box is
early-Mac-colored. I've probed underneath the rubber pads on the bottom of the
box and find no suggestion that there might be screws there, though I could be
wrong if they're really short. The way the plastic shell latches together is
relaly typical of early MAC stuff, though it might not really be MAC, but maybe

The interface is pretty clearly SCSI, else it wouldn't be able to identify
itself, though it doesn't spin the drive up.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Maslin" <donm_at_cts.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 11:17 PM
Subject: Re: old external Apple drive

> On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> > I recently was given a Western Digital Hard Disk 20AP, obviously intended
> > use with an Apple computer of some sort. It identifies itself as a Western
> > Digital WD1006-something-or-other but doesn't spin up, and that suggests to
> > that there might be an interesting bridge controller in this box.
> > Unfortunately, I don't know how to open the box. Does anybody know how that
> > might be done? Does anybody know how to operate this device (low-level
> > not Apple-user instructions)?
> There were a variety of those external drive boxes, Dick. Some snap
> together while others have screws hidden under feet, or ??? Can you
> describe it?
> - don
Received on Wed Jun 13 2001 - 12:20:53 BST

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