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    Default SCSI to IDE adapter on compact MAC SE

    So I was given another MAC SE a couple days ago. HArd drive is shot and the floppy needed repair (seems a small child shoved pieces of wood, a paper clip, and a penny into it) The other scsi hard drive I had appears to bed dead as well. What I did find in my ole bag of adapters was this: https://www.amazon.com/ACARD-AEC-772.../dp/B003EWD0F8

    Ive had it a bunch of years and never tried it out, I think I pulled it from an external CD-ROM enclosure.

    Does anyone have any experience with this device or bus changers like it? Id like to use it to add an IDE drive to an SE if possible.

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    I've never personally used one, but I was aware of them being a thing. You can also use a SCA to 50-pin adapter and use newer SCA drives with old Macs. They usually won't fit inside the case well with the adapter, and usually generate too much heat to be a long-term internal solution. I just use an external enclosure!

    Compact Macs do sometimes get stuffed with junk from kids. I had a Classic II whose floppy drive was full of plastic nickels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glitch View Post
    Compact Macs do sometimes get stuffed with junk from kids. I had a Classic II whose floppy drive was full of plastic nickels.
    Reminds me of a Dennis Leary Comedy album where his kid put a whole peanut butter and jelly sandwich into the slot in his VCR..

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