Apple IIGS system

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Apple IIGS system

Just curious if anyone has a similar setup (or is looking for info about using some of these components).

I have my IIGS ROM01 setup with an IEEE-488 board (slot 4)  with no manual or software, so useless... Apple SCSI card (slot 7) hooked to SyQuest 88 MB SCSI drive (using 44 MB cartridge) and Garret's Workshop GSRAM (8 MB) in memory slot. Seems to work nicely with the 3" drive, 5.25" drive and ADTPro using the built-in COM port. I'm using this configuration with Xubuntu 20.4 and a USB serial adapter to send software. I actually tried using a 1 GB Jaz drive but unfortunately that has a timeout value that the GS doesn't seem to have a way to adjust. The SyQuest, OTOH, seems to continue running regardless. Basically, I couldn't find a SCSI external hard drive but it turns out that this configuration works with both GS/OS 6.x (as the boot drive) and also with ProDOS as a regular drive.

Anyone have something similar?

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I have a SCSI ZIP on my //gs

I have a SCSI ZIP on my //gs (Apple Super SCSI card, with a termination power mod), and despite it going to sleep, it will wake when accessed. 

 

Which SCSI card are you using?

 

The Jazz drive I would avoid using anyway, for two reasons: 

 

1. Jazz drive media is fragile. I lost a lot of stupid expensive Jazz drive media back in its day just from it falling three inches. 

2. It is far too large to be practical. You waste a lot of space unless you move away from ProDOS partitions, which IMO tends to be unwise. 

 

The GPIB card would work with a number of very old drives, but you would need to write interface software or drivers to access them. As slot 4 is used by GS/OS for the mouse, and that card isn't being used, I would pull it to reduce power/heat and allow more internal airflow. It might be worth checking if it is 488.2, should you ever want to design or add anything to use with it. 

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Won the auction for the IEEE

Won the auction for the IEEE-488 manual (and whatever else was in it). Looking forward to reading the manual in English as my German is quite horrible. Hopefully I can find a place to post the scanned English version of the manual at some point. Now if I can only find the disks that were originally included with the card...

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