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PowerBook 160 [message #386035] Wed, 14 August 2019 11:38 Go to next message
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I am just about to try to fit a 4Gb SD card to my PB 160 in place of its
80Mb hard drive. Any tips? Has anyone tried this? Any problems encountered?

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Re: PowerBook 160 [message #386037 is a reply to message #386035] Wed, 14 August 2019 13:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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For that purpose you need an adapter - SCSI to SD. I have seen only adapters which fit to standard 50 pin interface but not ones fitting inside a PowerBook.

Your PowerBook boots and works with external SCSI drive. It is quite simple arrange connection via external SCSI port.

Google with ’SCSI2SD’ or similar.

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Re: PowerBook 160 [message #386038 is a reply to message #386037] Wed, 14 August 2019 14:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Something like this adapter:SCSI2SD V5 Powerbook Edition (2.5'')

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I've used similar adapters with my SCSI Amiga systems and they work well for those systems. 

Jaeson

On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 1:41:43 PM EDT, Matti Sihto <matti.sihto@gmail.com> wrote:

For that purpose you need an adapter - SCSI to SD. I have seen only adapters which fit to standard 50 pin interface but not ones fitting inside a PowerBook.
Your PowerBook boots and works with external SCSI drive. It is quite simple arrange connection via external SCSI port.
Google with ’SCSI2SD’ or similar.

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I am just about to try to fit a 4Gb SD card to my PB 160 in place of its 80Mb hard drive. Any tips? Has anyone tried this? Any problems encountered?


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Re: PowerBook 160 [message #386044 is a reply to message #386035] Wed, 14 August 2019 14:34 Go to previous message
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>> I am just about to try to fit a 4Gb SD card to my PB 160 in place of its
80Mb hard drive. Any tips? Has anyone tried this? Any problems encountered?

I don’t know about SD cards, but I’ve done this about 15 years ago with a
Compact Flash card in a PB 1400.

Here’s something I posted back then, a little adapted, with a new link at
the top:
https://www.pcengines.ch/newshop.php?c=4

There are different types of adapters; make sure you get one especially
for a notebook! The company hard-wired mine (on request) as 'master', not
'cable detect'.

I had to drill new holes into the HD mounting bracket, which I should have
done after connecting the adapter to the HD cable and determining the best
place for the holes. Now, I had a hard time getting the cable into the PB.
But after that, everything was completely smooth. I'm still wondering
whether a faster CF card would give more speed, but at the moment I'm
running 8.6 with WamCom Mozilla 1.3.1 and it's really workable, of course
also because my PB is a 166MHz and has 64MB.

Startup takes about 2 minutes (I don't have a lot of extensions in it yet)
and wake up from sleep about 1 minute.

The only funny thing is that at startup, I often get the dreaded question
mark ("no boot disk found"). There may be something with the hardware
timing, because I press Ctrl-Cmd-Power and then it boots normally.
And just to make sure: there's no hack, everything completely regular.


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