busybee wrote:Heyllo all,
The hard drive, of the MSTE that I just bought, died later the same day!!
Anywho, would either of these drives work well with my MSTE?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Quantum ... 232ed16cf4
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Quantum ... 485915abfe
They should work fine right, even if they were originally used in Apples?
Thanks all!!!! And have a great weekend!!
AtariZoll wrote:Never buy so old drives. They have low capacity, and expect short life-time. Additionally, they will not work with Mega STE, because it needs SCSI drive where can disable parity. And I did not hear about Quantum drives where it is possible.
SteveBagley wrote:AtariZoll wrote:Never buy so old drives. They have low capacity, and expect short life-time. Additionally, they will not work with Mega STE, because it needs SCSI drive where can disable parity. And I did not hear about Quantum drives where it is possible.
My old STe hard drive back in the 1990s (supplied by Compo) was a Quantum Lightning drive, and the MegaSTE I got off eBay came with a (supposedly) non-working Quantum Lightning 540MB drive inside it, which has worked fine since I disabled the parity on it. The problem though is that you have to disable the parity in software over the SCSI bus. Now HDDriver will happily do this but it needs to be able to talk to the drive, and to talk to the drive it needs parity disabled… I got around this by hooking the drive up to my Falcon externally and disabling parity with HDDriver that way before popping it back into the MegaSTE where it works fine.
I do wonder whether the problem with this MegaSTEs hard drive is also related to parity. Busybee, do you have another machine with a SCSI bus (and capable of handling parity) you can hook this up to to check it with?
nativ wrote:Apart from using partition sizes that were too large! I have had some success using oversized drives 9,1gb 18gb + 15k spin, SCSI 3 80 pin with an 80>50pin adapter on my Falcon. I'll be trying this shortly with an ST.
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