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Floppies_only
February 20th, 2012, 11:40 AM
Gang,

I know it's a little ironic for me to be asking this, but I searched the forum and couldn't find the answer. How do you park the heads on an SE or a Classic I or Classic II?

Thanks in advance,
Sean

DOS lives on!!
February 20th, 2012, 11:46 AM
I never have parked the heads on my SE and it's worked fine ever since.

Apparently, the earlier SCSI drives didn't need to be parked. (http://support.apple.com/kb/TA36971?viewlocale=en_US)

Floppies_only
February 20th, 2012, 12:19 PM
I never have parked the heads on my SE and it's worked fine ever since.

Apparently, the earlier SCSI drives didn't need to be parked. (http://support.apple.com/kb/TA36971?viewlocale=en_US)

O.K., so if I have an SE shipped, I'm good. But on the Classic and Classic II, the article said:

"The upcoming HD40SC and HD80SC will have a park function; however, be advised
that this park function varies from vendor to vendor."

At least I think those are the drives in those machines. They did come, repectively, with those sizes of hard disk drive. I'd also like to know how to park those drives.

Thanks,
Sean

barythrin
February 20th, 2012, 12:27 PM
On the x86 park was included as an application/tool from the manufacturer usually, so I would think you might look for it via a tool set for the specific version of MacOS. Some operating systems automatically parked the drive before powering off as well, I'm not sure if MacOS was one of those though.

NeXT
February 20th, 2012, 04:16 PM
Seagate's ST-225 (20), 251 (40), and 296 (80) had enough momentum that they could automatically park themselves.

dorkbert
February 20th, 2012, 04:32 PM
most drives manufactured from late 80s onward can sense power down and automagically park themselves; drives that can't are more of exceptions than the rule.

vwestlife
February 20th, 2012, 08:08 PM
Seagate's ST-225 (20), 251 (40), and 296 (80) had enough momentum that they could automatically park themselves.

The ST-225(N) was not an auto-parking drive, and neither were the noisy little 3.5" MiniScribe drives that Apple and other Mac vendors liked to use.

NeXT
February 20th, 2012, 11:34 PM
Right. I forgot the 225 was just before they enhanced the mechanics on their drives.