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Desperately seeking Castlewood ORB Tools 1.42
« on: August 13, 2018, 08:27:33 AM »
Desperately seeking Castlewood ORB Tools 1.42, as seen last on http://www.castlewood.com:80/downloads.html

The file name is mot_142_english.hqx   Macintosh ORB Tools v1.42, English   1,977,730   05-01-00

Already checked archive.org and everywhere else mentioned in search engines.

I'm running 9.2.2 (Mac OS 9 Lives) on a G4 tower. ORB Tools 1.3b can see the disks via SCSI or USB-to-SCSI; however, the disks cannot be mounted and eventually get ejected. I have a vague memory of having to use the latest ORB drivers on 9.2.2 to get them to mount.

Also, I noticed that I am on ORB firmware D20. It would be cool to find the D42 firmware, but I don't know that this is necessary. Last seen at ftp://209.185.119.20/orbtools/mac/CWMacFlash_D42S.hqx

Best,
Jer

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Re: Desperately seeking Castlewood ORB Tools 1.42
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 10:41:41 AM »
Message all the sellers to find the "kind" soul :)

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Re: Desperately seeking Castlewood ORB Tools 1.42
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 10:45:38 AM »
Message all the sellers to find the "kind" soul :)

Money talks, haha. I offered $10. So R11 contains 1.42 & D42 firmware? Regardless, it will likely work.

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Re: Desperately seeking Castlewood ORB Tools 1.42
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 05:40:27 PM »
Ebay may be a long shot. It just occurred to be that sellers are probably Windows users and would have to create an ISO image or zip the mac files.

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Re: Desperately seeking Castlewood ORB Tools 1.42
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 11:15:10 PM »
That seller is really trying to help. But he cannot see the Mac files on his windows machine. I'm trying to provide links to easy hybrid-ISO software, but it's proving to be daunting. Bummer. So close. If I was sure this would work, I'd just buy the entire device just to get the CD-ROM. :/

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Re: Desperately seeking Castlewood ORB Tools 1.42
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2018, 06:11:04 PM »
So... good news. ORB Tools R11 is indeed the version that supports OS 9.2.2! I should have them within a few days, thanks to that suggestion. Once I receive them, perhaps I can add them here in the future in case anyone else is searching for them.

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Re: Desperately seeking Castlewood ORB Tools 1.42
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 03:36:33 AM »
Final Orb Tools/Driver R11 that works for USB or SCSI in OS 9.2.2; also includes SCSI Probe and Adaptec SCSI Card 2906 1.3 driver (special thanks to DieHard for the eBay suggestion in the first place with respect to the Orb Tools search):
https://wavemechanic.net/z/ORB_Tools_and_SCSI_Probe.zip

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Re: Desperately seeking Castlewood ORB Tools 1.42
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 01:18:59 PM »
Fantastic, thank you for this!

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Re: Desperately seeking Castlewood ORB Tools 1.42
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2019, 08:22:59 PM »
Love that we could solve this and that I'm not the only person who needed it. My server is now the last unicorn of Orb drivers for Mac, heh!