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Offline refinery

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os9 bootable PCMCIA?
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:02:15 PM »
just brainstorming possible upgrades here for my ancient PBWSG3, but, does or did any such thing exist at any time? did this firmtek 1sm2 support OS9 booting?
i have a bunch of low-capacity older SSDs laying around which are great for upgrade projects like these.
G4/MDD 1.42 (9), G4/GB 500DP (X), Beige G3 400 (upgraded) (9), PBG4Ti 1Ghz (X), PBG3WS 300 (9)

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Re: os9 bootable PCMCIA?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 05:24:56 AM »
if portability isnt important you can get a seritek 1sm2
and use it in combination with an external 2.5" or 3.5" sata disk drive

oops sorry i didnt read the post all the way thru ;) lol
as far as i know that device should support booting yes

heres the manual:
https://www.firmtek.com/download/manual/ST1SM2_Manual_Macintosh_v1.1.pdf

the manual says:
Note: The SeriTek/1SM2 is not compatible with PC Card slots with PCMCIA 16-bit interface
technology in early Macintosh notebooks. The SeriTek/1SM2 requires the newer 32-bit CardBus
interface.

so it probably wont work with anything ancient if it doesnt have 32bit cardbus unfortunately - this is news to me aswell
« Last Edit: September 18, 2018, 06:03:36 AM by macStuff »