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Storage Technologies / Re: Trying to sort out the SSD information
« Last post by IIO on November 15, 2018, 10:51:26 PM »
the incompatibility of the evo 850s firmware is probably only one of many examples. so if you want to be on the safe side, buy and build based on the "positive list" only, i.e. go for a 840, which is known to work no matter how you attach it to a mac os 9 machine.

i am not you, but if i was you i would not try to find a 1tb ssd solution. i would rather buy a small 128gb SSD and 2 TB of mechanical drive for storage for about the same money.
the more modern a ssd is, the higher is the traffic rate you cant make advantage of anway.
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Where do you live? In the San Francisco area Craigslist yields listings for all manner of Apple keyboards - wired and wireless for as little as $20.
Maybe a little networking and or saving up a few bucks is your best plan. It is illogical (yuk yuk) to configure such a Rube Goldberg setup on the most-used and critical peripheral component. Do whatever it takes… Get an Apple keyboard.

Hi there, thanks for your advice and observations. I do not live in the Bay area or anywhere close to something that you could remotely consider to be a Macintosh-heavy area, sadly. I do envy the prices you are seeing there and, yeah, if I saw mechanical Apple keyboards for 20 dollars, I probably would jump on one or two with very little hesitation. Seeing as how I have a keyboard that essentially set the standard for what makes a good, comfortable, reliable, and tactile keyboard in my Model M, I think the pressure to get an official Apple-branded input device is diminished considerably.

I'll be honest. I don't really see the problem with cobbling together - as you say - a "Rube Goldberg setup" if, in the end, it works and I am having fun with it. This particular Mac Mini G4 is the one I overclocked to 1.5GHZ and installed an external SD card slot to take the place of the internal hard drive; and I have to say, it has been quite convenient for me to boot into different OS's and instances simply by swapping the card out. I am also enjoying the tactile nature of my Model M - it just feels so wonderful to use, and it makes me snicker to think of Steve Jobs rolling over in his grave at the unauthorized modifications taking place here.
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Storage Technologies / Trying to sort out the SSD information
« Last post by wnlewis on November 15, 2018, 08:04:36 PM »
I want to put a 1 Tb SSD drive in my Sawtooth G4. I have a Firmtek/Seritek 4 port card in it that is successfully running 750 Gb Ultra ATA drives. They go through an ATA to SATA card and then to the Seritek SATA card.

I have seen "use OWC SSD drives". I have seen, "Don't use OWC drives". I have seen, "Use Samsung EVO 840 drives". "Use Samsung EVO 850 drives". "Don't use Samsung EVO 850 drives".

If I go with a Samsung, or OWC I plan to buy a new drive. If I get an OWC it will be set up. If I get a Samsung drive, who can help?

It's not the money, but the level of support that I can expect out of Samsung, OWC, or this group.

Is someone up to answering this question? Thanks, wnlewis.
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: IBM Model M via PS/2 to USB, no Windows/Command Key
« Last post by GaryN on November 15, 2018, 03:59:49 PM »
Where do you live? In the San Francisco area Craigslist yields listings for all manner of Apple keyboards - wired and wireless for as little as $20.
Maybe a little networking and or saving up a few bucks is your best plan. It is illogical (yuk yuk) to configure such a Rube Goldberg setup on the most-used and critical peripheral component. Do whatever it takes… Get an Apple keyboard.
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There's also a way in which YOU can cause a memory leak, but since your program used to work normally in REALbasic 2005, this probably didn't happen in REALbasic 5.5.5.

Code: [Select]
App.Open:
Sub Open()
  dim a as Thing
  dim b as Thing
  dim c as Thing
 
  a=new Thing
  b=new Thing
  c=new Thing
 
  a.m_next=b
  b.m_next=a
  c.m_next=c
End Sub

App.Close:
Sub Close()
  #if DebugBuild then
    DebugDumpObjects("Objects.txt")
  #endif
End Sub

Ie the kind of memory leaks you expect from reference counting.
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Thanks for the advice! I would love to find a similarly priced mechanical Apple keyboard with a similarly priced USB adapter, but ADB to USB is an expensive proposition, and the keyboard itself typically also goes for around 50 dollars per my last search on eBay. I picked up this IBM Model M for 3 dollars, and the PS/2 to USB adapter only cost around 8 dollars, so as you can see, it's way cheaper. But you can rest assured that if I can find an inexpensive Apple mechanical keyboard with the appropriate adapters and it makes sense for me to buy it at the time, I will surely use it.
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Yes, that is great! Have been meaning to grab a 1st gen Mbox for some silliness that I have planned! ;D
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Community Marketplace / WTB: Digidesign Mix Cores or d24 cards
« Last post by Syntho on November 15, 2018, 07:04:25 AM »
Anyone have some of these laying around?
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: IBM Model M via PS/2 to USB, no Windows/Command Key
« Last post by macStuff on November 15, 2018, 04:05:20 AM »
honestly...
i would say use that keyboard for a windows machine and get a real mac keyboard.from a performa or something off ebay to scratch that itch
sell it on ebay and buy a mac keyboard along wit ADB to USB adapter (Griffin Imate)
or just find yourself an old AT form factor 486 or early pentium.
i just built a pentium 75 from parts that were given to me! 1996
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Just a slight followup. OS X Tiger has a built in function for swapping around the various modifiers keys, so I was at least able to swap option(alt in this case) for the missing command key. I'm going to mess around with an early version of Karabiner to see about possibly taking advantage of some of my otherwise useless function keys so that I can have option as well as command, but this works reasonably well for my Tiger SD card install. I'm still looking for any possible solutions for Mac OS 9, though.
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