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    Would USB3 work on my iMac 2009 edition which as...

    Would USB3 work on my iMac 2009 edition which as best as I understand the manual has USB2 ports.
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    Thanks. To be honest, it's a bit pricey...

    Thanks.

    To be honest, it's a bit pricey especially with the CDN$ to USA$ conversion however it is what it is. So, we shall clear up a few XMas bills and place the order by the end of this month....
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    Recommendations ? I would like to get a...

    Recommendations ? I would like to get a burner/player that can burn/play DVD-RAM. I have one installed in a G4 and there are many benefits when using a rewritable DVD-RAM disk.
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    Reading thru the instructions was more then...

    Reading thru the instructions was more then enough to give me a low level heart attack.

    Also, now i understand and fully appreciate the "rough" quote by my local authorized Apple dealer/repair...
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    Thanks for your advice/input. I was hoping it...

    Thanks for your advice/input.

    I was hoping it would be a simple process take the back off and replace the superdrive unit. Looking at the back of iMac it's not obvious to me how to even remove the...
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    iMac 2009 superdrive

    The superdrive in iMac 2009 edition the other day spit out a piece of material about 6 inches in length ( looks like a rubber band ) . Now when the superdirve ejects a disk it sends it flying out....
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    SCSI and IDE

    SCSI and IDE
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    My PowerPC 8500 is now running with OS 9.1 and OS...

    My PowerPC 8500 is now running with OS 9.1 and OS Tiger (10.4) on two separate internal HD.
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    The last time i checked with Sonnet they said...

    The last time i checked with Sonnet they said their Tempo™ Serial ATA PCI adapter card will not work because the 8500 i have does match the compatibility requirements:

    They pointed out the...
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    No doubt. However this head is super dense plus...

    No doubt. However this head is super dense plus not having hands on experience in working in the guts of a computer.

    I'm only just starting to understand how i can use the ATA/PCI/ IDE card...
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    Found a copy of TT 3 on the web and together with...

    Found a copy of TT 3 on the web and together with DiskWarrior the drives seem to be OK now.

    New Q:

    Should I install another SCSI drive or IDE drive since I have one empty bay ?
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    What do you do when Disk First Aid reports a...

    What do you do when Disk First Aid reports a problem but then then says it can't repair the disk ?

    Can you recall the version number of TechTool ?

    The OS 9 versions of TechTool that i have can...
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    What other Utilities are there for OS 9.1 ?

    What other Utilities are there for OS 9.1 ?
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    Follow up info: The 2 GB and 40 GB cleared by...

    Follow up info:

    The 2 GB and 40 GB cleared by Dr Norton. In addition DiskWarrior, OS 9 version, defragged the directory for both drives.

    USB ports and FireWire ports working.

    I'm sure, if...
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    Yes, he's on standby waiting for his turn to...

    Yes, he's on standby waiting for his turn to straighten up the directory.
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    For now the Seagate 2 GB hard drive ( OS 9.1 ). ...

    For now the Seagate 2 GB hard drive ( OS 9.1 ).

    The 40 GB IDE drive is under the care of DR Norton at this very moment.:p
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    Power Macintosh 8500

    A brief summary: the 18 year old Power Macintosh 8500 is back in business.

    :dance:
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    All is OK. Figured it out using Disk Utility....

    All is OK.

    Figured it out using Disk Utility. It was not as difficult to do as I thought it would be. Anyways, it's done and works great for what I want to use this this FireWire drive as mobile...
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    Many thanks RWM. I did the google thing but...

    Many thanks RWM.

    I did the google thing but never came up with the web pages you have directed me to read.

    I certainly am getting a better understanding thanks to you Sir.

    Meanwhile, lots to...
  20. Thread: Cuda

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    This is the SCSI hard drive i have ...

    This is the SCSI hard drive i have

    http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/maxtor/en_us/documentation/quantum_jumper_settings/fireball_st_ata_jumpers.pdf


    I'm finding pictures on the web about...
  21. Thread: Cuda

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    Tanks. I'm slowly catching on. I found the post i...

    Tanks. I'm slowly catching on. I found the post i think you are referring to: https://www.macgurus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26871

    At this time I am really lost when you and others at this forum...
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    There will not be any conflict between the 2...

    There will not be any conflict between the 2 drives on the same SCSI ribbon ?

    Or do i have to change the pins or ID or change something ?

    Please bear in mind that my knowledge of working inside...
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    I was wondering about that SCSI ribbon that plugs...

    I was wondering about that SCSI ribbon that plugs into the main 2 GB hard drive of the 8500.

    I have always noticed that there is a second 50 pin female plug on that same ribbon.

    Is that for...
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    Well, I've got OS 8 and 9 going via...

    Well, I've got OS 8 and 9 going via ConflictCatcher.

    For me, i can run my old paid for DigitalPerformer, Opcode's Visions, Cubase VST, Logic and Metro.

    I have a Roland VS1680 ( 16 tracks )...
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    Now to find a FireWire PCI card and a G3 upgrade...

    Now to find a FireWire PCI card and a G3 upgrade card at this late date.

    Ram is nearly at Max ( can't recall what i have now).
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