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Thread: Seeking HD replacement for Mac SE30

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Eugene, OR
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    Default Seeking HD replacement for Mac SE30

    Along with the 15 or 16 computers in my vintage computer colllection, I own a Mac SE30 with a failed internal hard disc drive. Sadly, I havenít been able to locate a replacement that is known to function properly.

    Does anyone here have a working replacement that has been tested? As always, please send me PM, with your price and shipping options to postal code 97477.

    Thanks much..

    Wanted: - Complete SERIES ONE TRS-80, IBM 5170 AT, Original authentic IBM 5100 Portable, IBM 5151 Monitor. Also looking for Packard Bell 75Mhz computer, Commodore Pet w. Built-in cassette drive, amber 12Ē CRT, Mac SE-30 hard disk to replace the bad drive currently installed, TRS-80 Coco series 1 upgrades including memory, IBM PC 5160 compatible CD ROM.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2015
    Austin, Texas


    Any 50 pin SCSI drive should work, you just won't be able to have partitions larger than 2 GB.

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    May 2017
    Finger Lakes, NY, USA


    Quote Originally Posted by mdanh2002 View Post
    SCSI2SD is also available at or and the project page for it with documentation, downloads, etc is at .

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    Join Date
    May 2011
    San Antonio, TX


    My suggestion, if you have experience, try replacing the capacitors on the electronics board.

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    Another vote for SCSI2SD!! I am using an 76GB 10k RPM HDD in mine, but once it dies I will be going SCSI2SD, slowly replacing all my spinning drives as they die.

    Quote Originally Posted by GiGaBiTe View Post
    Any 50 pin SCSI drive should work, you just won't be able to have partitions larger than 2 GB.
    You can do larger partitions in OS 7.5.3+, however LOTS of space gets wasted with the huge block size, the larger the partition the more space gets wasted, I tend to keep the partitions about 4-8gb, decent compromise, not too many partitions, but not too large of a block size.
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