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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #75 on: November 26, 2019, 02:28:12 PM »
I bought some cheap chinese IDE to SATA, IDE to SD, and SATA to SD to make experiments.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #76 on: November 27, 2019, 12:16:20 AM »
Wow. A KORG OASYS! Let me know what you think of its sound capabilities.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #77 on: November 28, 2019, 12:23:49 AM »
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #78 on: December 01, 2019, 02:45:23 PM »
My 'new' MDD(1.25) single showed up... Had 2 hard drives installed but NO DRIVE CAGE!!!! Somehow it managed to survive the trip from the west coast to New York without any damage and both drives still work.  :o

Also had a nice condition 1ghz 15" TiBook show up... No OS9 in sight though so I'll have to fix that!!!  ;D

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #79 on: December 12, 2019, 05:59:46 AM »
a nice condition 1ghz 15" TiBook show up

I'm amazed that it's okay! TiBooks dent as soon as you even think of postage stamps, let alone shipping them :P


The MDD will be a nice machine for pootling around on, are you going to split it with OS X on one drive and MacOS on the other?
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #80 on: December 12, 2019, 07:04:37 AM »
NO DRIVE CAGE!!!!

Still need a drive cage (or two)? LMK
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #81 on: December 12, 2019, 08:00:37 AM »
NO DRIVE CAGE!!!!

Still need a drive cage (or two)? LMK

I second that... cages for anyone that needs them :)

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #82 on: December 12, 2019, 08:36:16 PM »
Haha.... I could use a pair! ;D

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #83 on: December 12, 2019, 08:40:56 PM »
a nice condition 1ghz 15" TiBook show up

I'm amazed that it's okay! TiBooks dent as soon as you even think of postage stamps, let alone shipping them :P


The MDD will be a nice machine for pootling around on, are you going to split it with OS X on one drive and MacOS on the other?

TiBook was shipped in a oem box and survived no prob

No OSX on the MDD... Won't need that!  ;D

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #84 on: February 05, 2020, 07:40:24 AM »
Picked up another MDD... 1.25DP. It was loaded up pretty good with 4 hard drives, 2GB memory, 2 optical drives and 2 Digidesign Mix cards, which was a nice bonus! ;D

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #85 on: February 05, 2020, 07:41:56 PM »
I recently got a Lexar FireWire 400 CompactFlash Card Reader off of eBay.

I am also waiting for delivery of the Lexar Professional FireWire 400 CompactFlash Card Reader in hopes that it will boot OS 9 (the one named above does not).

A while ago I got an M-Audio FireWire 1814 audio interface.

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #86 on: February 06, 2020, 08:02:58 AM »
bought big 16 cardboard boxes yesterday for all the music and computer cables i dont really need, to free up some space in their current location.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #87 on: February 06, 2020, 12:25:13 PM »
Found a nice early 90s Gravis ADB Mac Gamepad (anyone remember these?). It was the first time I've come across one here in Europe, no idea if they are rare or not. But it still works fine and really adds to the fun when playing Power Pete :)
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #88 on: February 09, 2020, 07:02:16 AM »
A pair of PATA ---> SATA bridge boards and two 2.5 ---> 3.5 drive mounting brackets to go along with them.

Destined for the Quicksilver Dual 800 and the Gigabit Dual 450 (assuming I can get the latter running ...  ::))

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #89 on: February 11, 2020, 07:06:55 AM »
I bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 in a second hand store for 10 euro, battery charger included.

When it was off, the lens was extended. When I switched it on, the lens was retracted and then extended. After a few seconds it said: "please turn camera off and then on again". When I switched it off, the lens remained extended.

The error repeated endlessly.

Then I grabbed the lens and switched it on and stopped it from retracting. It extended to maximum. Then I tapped it twice on the palm of my hand. When I switched it off, the lens was retracted. It was fixed.

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #90 on: February 22, 2020, 12:36:24 PM »
Added 3 SATA SSDs, one to my Quicksilver 2002 dual 1.0 using a IDE to SATA adapter, two to the MDD 1.25Ghz 2003 using a Sonnet Tempo SATA controller.

Installing OS9 and 10.5.8 as we speak in fact!
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #91 on: February 22, 2020, 06:44:19 PM »
bought big 16 cardboard boxes yesterday for all the music and computer cables i dont really need, to free up some space in their current location.

16 boxes??!! Wow, that’s a LOT of cables!! ;D

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #92 on: February 22, 2020, 06:47:39 PM »

I grabbed the lens and switched it on and stopped it from retracting. It extended to maximum. Then I tapped it twice on the palm of my hand. When I switched it off, the lens was retracted. It was fixed.

I guess you showed it who was the boss!! >:(

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #93 on: February 22, 2020, 06:48:33 PM »
6 of them are full now. think of how much space microphone cables or multicores can use.

since i am broke i have far more cables than music gear. :)
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #94 on: February 22, 2020, 06:49:16 PM »
Added 3 SATA SSDs, one to my Quicksilver 2002 dual 1.0 using a IDE to SATA adapter, two to the MDD 1.25Ghz 2003 using a Sonnet Tempo SATA controller.

Installing OS9 and 10.5.8 as we speak in fact!

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #95 on: February 22, 2020, 06:52:18 PM »
6 of them are full now. think of how much space microphone cables or multicores can use.

since i am broke and have far more cables than music gear. :)

Yes I know the feeling!!! ;D

Spent the day rewiring a lot of my junk!!

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #96 on: February 22, 2020, 07:25:20 PM »
bought big 16 cardboard boxes yesterday for all the music and computer cables i dont really need,
to free up some space in their current location.

I'm thinking about using a multi-peg free-standing hat/coat rack for just the cables I have upstairs.
Should fill up fairly quick.

Downstairs, there are cables hanging everywhere in the office and in the storage area.
Where DO they all come from? ::)
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #97 on: March 03, 2020, 09:14:45 AM »
A buddy! I won an auction for an iBook G3 last night so now my G4 DA will have a friend :D
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #98 on: March 03, 2020, 10:01:15 AM »
A buddy! I won an auction for an iBook G3 last night so now my G4 DA will have a friend :D

Well, you can't have a lonely DA now can you! ;D

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #99 on: March 03, 2020, 11:10:25 AM »
Well, you can't have a lonely DA now can you! ;D

Percisely! :D
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #100 on: March 03, 2020, 01:49:16 PM »
Dvd r and cds to install macos9lives on my new to me g4 ibook  :)

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Re: Last thing you bought for your PPC Macs?
« Reply #102 on: March 05, 2020, 03:58:22 PM »


Finally after many years of being a complete and utter tightwad…
a Hakko FX-888D soldering station came home with me today.
(Several PSU’s, many flat panel TV’s & numerous guitar amps
are now effectively on notice here.) :o

Also picked up replacement capacitors for Quicksilver’s PSU
($9.24 total) including caps for the QS PSU sub-board.
They're NTE caps… and while not the ACME of caps...
still better than the leaky TEAPO’s.

[Project(s) backlog compelled me.]
Will post list of caps later / one wrong.

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                                                         Maybe later? ;)

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #103 on: March 16, 2020, 03:08:33 AM »
I just bought a DVD burner for my Power Mac. Now I can finally get back to reading software CDs instead of downloading disc images of software I own  :P
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #104 on: March 27, 2020, 05:19:21 AM »
Das 4 Professional mechanical keyboard for Mac ... with Cherry MX Blue switches.

Limited time on it so far, probably take a while getting used it ... not sure if I'm going to like it as much as the old mechanical microCONNECTORS keyboard.

And a new LCD for the MacBook (Intel) due in today.

Folks be safe out there.

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #105 on: March 27, 2020, 08:37:43 AM »
New thermal paste and a sheet of thermal pad to "rebuild"
my Geforce4 Ti 4600.

It has an aftermarket heatsink and 2 fans on it.
I could swear that they hacked another 2pin header on the circuit board
where are holes indeed but the circuit (transistor,diode,resistors...) isn't there (populated).
I was wondering why the 2nd fan never was spinning.

I guess that's the reason?

Maybe someone can take a look at that and maybe compare it with another GF4 to 4600?

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #106 on: March 27, 2020, 09:31:42 AM »

got a third unit of these today - finally - they are hard to find in good condition.





my aim is to find 6 some day. :)

i have 6 now. looks great in a 19".

now i am waiting for a proper 19" 6-switch powerstrip to be available, it is ordered but "unknown delay".
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #107 on: March 28, 2020, 03:15:13 PM »
Memory and a battery for my iBook! The memory maxed the system and it works great, the battery I returned because it wasn't a genuine battery even though that's what was advertised.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #108 on: April 14, 2020, 07:21:53 AM »
Just got a LaCie StudioDrive (external DVD-RW drive). Works via USB 2.0 AND firewire 400. This will be really useful whenever the optical drive of one of my Macs decides to die. (I've been spared so far)
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #109 on: April 14, 2020, 09:06:58 PM »
Recently picked up an open box OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual USB 3.1 Get 1/eSATA for $10 off the regular price ... unit looked good, and all the pieces/parts were with it.

Still trying to figure out SATA cards for the G4's but I test drove it set up with a pair of 2TB BarraCuda drives set to RAID 0 via USB 3.0 on the Mac Mini and was impressed by the speed.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #110 on: April 15, 2020, 12:09:43 AM »
128 gb ssd with IDE/SATA connector, plus a USB 2/Firewire PCI card.

OS 9 on the SSD.  Boots fantastically quick and honest, though it should properly be Master.
 I was in a hurry after already spending so much time getting everything else going, and for whatever reason, my first config didn't want to work, so the older drive is still the master boot for the time being.  Made things easier.  Forget which pin config the SSD is currently..  I know there has been some talk about M/S/CS confusions on this forum lately.   ??? :P 

If I'm not mistaken, after selecting startup disk and booting from that, it seems to default back to the Master drive upon restart, does it not?  Then again I've been alternating lately between 9 and X, and they both seem to like doing their own things.
I just am in the habit (as of now till I find something different!) of holding down Option when I start up, I also have recently reinstated OSX.4 on a 500g multi-partition SSD via Firewire.  Only way to properly use the USB 2.0.  Unfortunately the Firewire port on that same card seems to not like booting from anything connected to it, but other than that it works fine?!? 
It was an Adaptec something or other card!  All ports seem to work fine, but it just hangs in a gray screen if I try to boot the OSX from the Firewire port, so  I reconnected it to the built in firewire ports. 

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #111 on: April 15, 2020, 12:44:46 AM »
Hey Front 424, what G4 you talkin'  bout with SSD & an older drive?

*I just bought 2 of the StarTech IDE/SATA bridge adapters from NewEgg
-to test in both a Quicksilver and an MDD. Should arrive before Saturday.

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #112 on: April 15, 2020, 01:44:21 AM »
Hey Front 424, what G4 you talkin'  bout with SSD & an older drive?

*I just bought 2 of the StarTech IDE/SATA bridge adapters from NewEgg
-to test in both a Quicksilver and an MDD. Should arrive before Saturday.

Quicksilver 933 I've had for a while since joining the forum! 
Everything works as good as it can for now, but I will probably be switching things around eventually.  Like getting another bridge for the OSX drive that is currently in a Firewire housing, and hopefully figure out the best internal configuration for that alongside the OS 9 drive.

Best luck with those bridges.  Seems to be mixed results with some of those.  I will probably be reading how they turn out shortly! 

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #113 on: April 15, 2020, 04:16:42 AM »
*I just bought 2 of the StarTech IDE/SATA bridge adapters from NewEgg
-to test in both a Quicksilver and an MDD. Should arrive before Saturday.
The StarTech bridges work well, I have one in my DA and it has never failed me (just make sure they have the red PCB) :)
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #114 on: April 15, 2020, 07:41:09 AM »
*I just bought 2 of the StarTech IDE/SATA bridge adapters from NewEgg
-to test in both a Quicksilver and an MDD. Should arrive before Saturday.
The StarTech bridges work well, I have one in my DA and it has never failed me (just make sure they have the red PCB) :)
Yes ... I've got three in use here (Quicksilver, Gigabit, and the 9600) with OWC SSD's (plus another two in inventory) ... no issues with any of them as far as I can tell.

On a side note, really starting to love the Das keyboard.  ;D

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #115 on: April 15, 2020, 12:15:26 PM »
I forgot to mention - I bought a different battery for my iBook and I got what was advertised! :)

It actually lasts longer than the battery in my MacBook :P

Yes ... I've got three in use here (Quicksilver, Gigabit, and the 9600) with OWC SSD's (plus another two in inventory) ... no issues with any of them as far as I can tell.
I intend to buy more when I need them for desktop machines, as my iBook is showing me why it's good to have an SSD upgrade whenever possible (I intend to upgrade my iBook to an SSD too eventually).
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #116 on: April 15, 2020, 02:27:22 PM »
Hey Front 424, what G4 you talkin'  bout with SSD & an older drive?

*I just bought 2 of the StarTech IDE/SATA bridge adapters from NewEgg
-to test in both a Quicksilver and an MDD. Should arrive before Saturday.

while you are on it... please also test what happens when you use one startech, set to CS, and one cheap green adapter.

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #117 on: April 16, 2020, 01:19:01 PM »
Firewire 800/USB 2.0 PCI card ...

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #118 on: August 25, 2020, 03:36:05 AM »

i have 9 now, arranged in chains of 3x3. (one is broken)

should i stop?
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #119 on: August 25, 2020, 10:05:57 AM »
A matrix of 12 would be better :)

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #120 on: August 25, 2020, 01:08:40 PM »
So you're on Facebook IIO  ;)
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #121 on: August 19, 2021, 05:22:00 PM »
hdd case #4 arrived.

so, i have 12 now, but still only 7 of them are currently in use.

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #122 on: August 19, 2021, 06:57:13 PM »
I was about to say "a charger for $14," but that's not the case anymore. All in one purchase, I bought 512MB of RAM, a #00 screwdriver, and a 512GB USB stick for semi-regular backups. All three only cost me $30, but I never got the flash drive. I think my grandma might not have seen it when giving me my mail.
I did get the RAM just fine though, and now have it installed in my laptop, bringing it to its total potential of 640M. It doesn't feel insanely better, but that's due to my benchmark being the seemingly atrocious version of The Sims, despite that game being originally programmed on Mac OS. At least while downloading files, my total free RAM is 230M, not 3M.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #123 on: August 20, 2021, 03:15:34 AM »
i need a proper screwdriver for the quicksilver motherboards and modems. i have tons of tools but mostly crap and never the right size or quality of something.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #124 on: August 21, 2021, 06:11:40 AM »
What seemed pretty scarce only a year ago / now in great abundance on eBay - if you accept new higher shipping fees.

Picked up these 3 Firewire drives (locally) for less than the cost of most single USB flash drives. [VST 20 GB was worth the price alone - there’s a similar 10 GB workhorse here I’ve had for years.] Cleaned off marker notes and all now look NOS.





BIG LaCie has a massive 60! GB drive inside. (That’ll change.) ::)

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #125 on: August 21, 2021, 09:44:38 AM »
back in the days when giga was a synonym for exa. now giga is the new nano.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #126 on: August 21, 2021, 12:16:13 PM »
50>68 pin SCSI adapter.
£10 seemed a bit pricy for a simple thing, but worth it if I could make use of the IBM 10K HDD I aquired...
But nothing. Drive seemed lifeless. No utility could detect it was there.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #127 on: August 22, 2021, 02:44:00 AM »
I think the most recent thing I bought for my iMac G4 was the processor card from a PowerMac G4 so that I could pull the L3 cache SRAMs off of it. $20 I think? Not a bad deal if you ask me.  :)

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #128 on: August 24, 2021, 09:35:44 PM »
I just bought a cheap, crappy USB keyboard for my new Power Macintosh G4. I had a PS/2 keyboard on hand but... I'm certain you can figure the problem out. I was instructed not to get anything shipped, so cheap Wal-Mart brand keyboard it is since I doubt any store in the vicinity is going to have had any PS/2 to USB adapters for the last 10-15 years. We all know it's gonna get recycled by the end of the year when I pull out my mechanical USB keyboard I think is incredibly ugly, but I got for free as a hand-me-down.
Update: I also just bought a 120GB 7200RPM Maxtor drive, at least for the stretch of time before I get a SATA card and install some SSDs into it. It arrives by the 31st. I wish it would have arrived today.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #129 on: September 05, 2021, 02:04:59 PM »
so, i have upgraded my recording corner from 2 to 4 motus now.

while in PT and cubase it never was a problem, i have yet to try recording 32 channels at once with max/msp, hopefully with SSDs it will work better now as back in the days with HDs.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #130 on: September 05, 2021, 02:07:13 PM »
50>68 pin SCSI adapter

i remember trying this around 1997. didnt wwork, and i have been told that it only works with scsi-2 but not with "scsi-2 fast"
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #131 on: September 06, 2021, 03:48:39 AM »
picked up a syba SATA II card for my PCIe G5 to see if I can flash it to the seritek firmware and get bootable sata II on the G5. With a new ROM chip soldered on of course.
already did this with an older IBM-branded Marvell card that had a socketed ROM and it worked fine. I wanted this one though for a potential Frankenstein project....
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #132 on: September 07, 2021, 03:24:30 AM »
picked up a syba SATA II card for my PCIe G5 to see if I can flash it to the seritek firmware and get bootable sata II on the G5.
I have flashed many of different brands but no luck with booting. All of them are flashable, some need to replace to bigger eeprom chip, some have it already. Unfortunately all those card I flashed are reported in Linux as Raid SATA cards, Seritek is recognized as Mass Storage Controller, probably thaths the point.

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #133 on: September 07, 2021, 10:18:34 PM »
I have flashed many of different brands but no luck with booting. All of them are flashable, some need to replace to bigger eeprom chip, some have it already. Unfortunately all those card I flashed are reported in Linux as Raid SATA cards, Seritek is recognized as Mass Storage Controller, probably thaths the point.

Yeah so far that's what I'm getting with this one, only recognized as a mass storage scsi controller. I wasnt sure if I had done an insufficient job of soldering on the new ROM chip or what.
The previous card I tried this with however worked perfectly fine and is now seen as a Seritek 2ME4-E by my G5, and works fine for booting with single disks. Its a really weird and obscure IBM card with the Marvell 7042 controller.
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« Reply #134 on: September 09, 2021, 03:21:40 AM »
Sorry, I misunderstood you :) I didn't know before that there were Syba sata cards with a marvel chip. My experience is with sil3132 cards.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #135 on: September 09, 2021, 09:45:26 AM »
Wacom tablet.

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #136 on: September 11, 2021, 07:46:16 AM »
Just got a parcel with a copper heatsink for my MDD from a valued forum member. Finally I can swap out the old aluminum one that spiked whenever I exported some videos for Cornica ... excited :)
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #137 on: September 14, 2021, 10:45:38 PM »
Just in case I haven’t shown off my ESR70 meter here before…
but really to illustrate the polarity marking on many capacitors.


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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #138 on: September 15, 2021, 11:48:51 AM »
Sony VCT-870RM remote control tripod.

Medion clock radio MD 80035. This can be used as an external speaker for Macintosh and Palm computers. This works also as BlueTooth speaker and charger for one device.

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« Reply #139 on: October 04, 2021, 10:00:50 PM »
Found a new, sealed copy of this at Micro Center for $7. Requires at least Win 98 + Pentium II 400 or OS 9.2 + G3 300. Certainly among the last Classic Mac OS compatible pieces of software still to be found in a store...

https://www.masque.com/game/2457/arcade-puzzle-games

Most of the games are glorified Flash games. Cool novelty nonetheless. I'm a sucker for these cheapo shovelware game compilations no matter the platform.
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« Reply #140 on: October 06, 2021, 12:17:57 PM »
Cinema HD Display

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« Reply #141 on: October 07, 2021, 12:12:11 PM »
D-Link USB extension cable base, 1 euro in the second hand store. It doesn’t have to be always a new SSD.

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« Reply #142 on: October 16, 2021, 12:37:25 AM »
Not exactly Mac, but I just got the ball rolling on my RCS Blackbird build (which... is close enough to a G5, right? It's PPC64...) by throwing money at the most critical element: a Compaq MV920 19" CRT. I know I ought to have waited, but my eyes absolutely detest any refresh rates lower than 75 Hz, and it can do 1600x1200 at that rate. Flat panel or CRT, doesn't matter, I can see car headlights strobe. Plus, infinite color depth, so I can make use of the new fancy 10-bit-per-channel color output of the new graphics cards once I get around to getting them, and go onto 12-bit once that's available.

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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #143 on: October 17, 2021, 01:39:51 AM »
hdd case #4 arrived.

so, i have 12 now, but still only 7 of them are currently in use.

i could not resist and added another one - but this time the NAS version.

now it is 3x3, 8x firewire and 1x ethernet, and i promised myself to stop.

two functioning and one broken in reserve.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought for your PowerPC Macs?
« Reply #144 on: October 20, 2021, 04:25:42 AM »
damn, the floppy drive does not support external power, so i cant use it in OS9. :)

I have used two USB-Floppy drives  that does not use externat power in OS9 and they works fine.
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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« Reply #145 on: October 20, 2021, 04:29:46 AM »
In a way, I bought some caps :-)  just got my MDD PSU and Sonnet upgrade card back from a recap service here in Germany. Both work fine from a quick test and I'm just very excited at the prospect of getting another 15 years of use out of the "wicked fast" OS9 machine I'm typing this on :-)
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« Reply #146 on: October 20, 2021, 02:51:44 PM »
I have used two USB-Floppy drives  that does not use externat power in OS9 and they works fine.

mine said it consumes 3 watts, and while the quicksilver should theoretically allow that for 0,5 seconds, it starts to beep as soon as the drive spins a disk. i had to use a powered usb hub finally.
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