IIgs using hard disk 20

From: Cini, Richard <RCini_at_congressfinancial.com>
Date: Tue Oct 16 09:34:50 2001


        It was through the floppy port. It used a special boot disk with a
"HD20" init to make it work.

        I haven't opened mine recently, but the drive only had one I/F
connector on it but I can't remember the pin count. I could look tonight.


Richard A. Cini, Jr.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Douglas Quebbeman [mailto:dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 9:41 AM
To: 'classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org'
Subject: RE: IIgs using hard disk 20

> BUT... predating that was a "Macintosh Hard Disk 20" that was not scsi.
> Rather is was some drive (don't know what kind, but MFM seems sensible
> enough) that used a special adaptor board that enabled it to plug into
> the disk drive port on a bunch of the older macs. It was all enclosed
> (drive, power supply, adaptor board) in one nice zero footprint beige
> case (back when beige meant brown, and not grey like "beige" computers of
> today).

In spite of the now long-extant senility, I seem to recall that these
interfaces through the serial port, not the floppy port.

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