Using Seagate Hard Drive

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I have a Seagate model ST159176LC 50GB SCSI hard drive that I would like to use with my Apple IIGS. Is this Possible?

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Will you be hooking it up to

Will you be hooking it up to the onboard SCSI connector or to a Nubus SCSI card?

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Hawaii Cruiser, Wow, that

Hawaii Cruiser,

Wow, that was fast. I don't know. Right now the hard drive is a Vulcan AE with the power supply.

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You mean it's in an external

You mean it's in an external SCSI enclosure? You're not putting it into the Apple II case?

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Hawaii Cruiser, The hard d

Hawaii Cruiser,

The hard drive that is in the IIGS is presently a Vulcan AE. The Seagate is an internal drive unit.

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I don't see that model on Sea

I don't see that model on Seagate's website. Is that one of the old full-height harddrives? As long as it will fit, there should be no problem, and as long as you've got the interface. If it's got the old 50 pin connector, just plug it in. If it's got a 68 or 80 SCA connector, you'll need an an adapter. You'll need to make sure the jumpers are set to an available SCSI ID, "Force SE" if it's got a jumper for that, and "turn termination on" (unless there's some other SCSI device at the end of the SCSI cable).

That's a lot of Gigs for that old computer, but I don't think there's any size limitation problem with even the old SCSI bus, but someone else may know better than I.

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I don't know anything about t

I don't know anything about these computers, so please correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't such an old system not have a filesystem that can access the full size of that hard drive?

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remember tht the prodos limit

remember tht the prodos limitation is 32mb.

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big limit = many parts

gobabushka wrote:

remember that the prodos limitation is 32mb.

That will be a LOT of *little* chunks me thinks...

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Hawaii Cruiser, I believe you

Hawaii Cruiser, I believe you're thinking of the Mac II series. The Apple IIgs does not have onboard SCSI and does not have Nubus.

gobabushka is correct about the 32 MB limit on ProDOS. What you'll probably want to do is create a half dozen or so ProDOS partitions, then make one large HFS partition.

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Yeah, I was thinking of the M

Yeah, I was thinking of the Mac II. Sorry for the slip. Those computers are a long time ago.

Now I have to go back and try to remember what a IIgs is. The specs are here under 1986: http://www.apple-history.com/?

Which brings up a question I always wanted to ask. Why do they use // instead of II for the Apple II series?

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just thought tht i would help...

the apple iigs is the last in the apple ii line of computers. it was pretty revolutionary with its 16 bit processor, gui, and the first apple product with adb.

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The Seagate drive specs can b

The Seagate drive specs can be found at:
http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/search/bymodelnumber

I think I am going to try installing the hard drive and see what happens. Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll probably have more questions.

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