Hyperdrive disk needed

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Hyperdrive disk needed

I am in need of the hyperdrive software that came with the upgrade. The software for formatting and using the hard drive.

The hyperdrive was a hard drive upgrade for the 512k Macintosh. There are a few models. One with 10MB, another with 20MB, and a third which upgrades the processor from 8 to 12MHz, adds a math co-processor, 2MB of ram, and a hard drive controller!

The strange thing is, this is not a SCSI upgrade. This upgrade uses drives called MFM by many, but really called ST506. Old IBM XTs used those hard drives.

I have the 2MB model with hard disk and a hard disk only upgrade. I have no hard drives that came with the computers, but I do have old compatible (I hope) hard drives.

Any information would be much appreatiated!!!

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I found what might be what I'

I found what might be what I'm looking for on that mac driver museum...

GCC Technology
HyperDrive Driver v3r2 - Driver for the Original Mac HD!

Drive Manager v7.0 - Driver for GCC Ultradrive. System 7.0 Compatible.

It will be interesting to see if the Mac works with one of my old IBM XT drives. Smile

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Wrong

The GCC HyperDrive mechanism is NOT an ST-506. How do I know? Because the ST-506 was a 5MB hard drive. HyperDrives from GCC were either 10MB or 20MB in size.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ST-506

Here is more info on the 20MB Hyperdrive, including a photo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66071596@N00/527590168/

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