Macintosh SE questions

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I recently purchased a Macintosh SE, but the original owner said that one of the floppy drives stopped working years ago so he removed it. Can I use the floppy drive found inside a Power Macintosh 6100/66 or is it too new of a floppy drive? Also, I have a 2gb Seagate Barracuda SCSI HDD, is it compatible also?

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It was taken out years ago, meaning I don't have the drive at all.

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The floppy out of the Power Mac is different than what shipped with machines of the SE's vintage. Older Macs used "auto-inject" floppies (that is, when you push the disk in, after about halfway the drive will pull the disk the rest of the way in), whereas newer Macs, including Power Macs, used "manual-inject" drives. I can't recall if the two are pin-compatible (my gut feeling is that they are not), but in the very least I know that the two types have different physical dimensions so a newer drive won't mount properly in the SE's case.

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Thanks. Looks like I gotta save my money now lol. What about this Hard Drive?

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As long as the hard drive is a 50-pin drive, it should work. You will have to use a third party driver such as Lido or FWB HD Toolkit to format the drive, however.

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