You are not logged in.

#1 2016-07-29 16:26:18

eddbagel
Member
Registered: 2016-07-29
Posts: 3

Powerbook 520c USB

Hi, I'm looking at geting a Powerbook 520c and was wondering if there was any way to use a usb drive on one. I know that it doesn't have USB but is there anyway to get an adapter or just another way of transferring data from a more modern computer?
Thanks a lot smile

Offline

#2 2016-07-29 17:51:25

mcdermd
Member
From: Corvallis, OR
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 1,022
Website

Re: Powerbook 520c USB

Your best bet is networking. There's a (very exhaustive) guide here: http://www.applefool.com/se30


Daily Drivers: 27" iMac 2.8 GHz Quad-Core i7 (Late 2009), 21.5" iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5 (Late 2013), 11" Macbook Air 1.6 GHz i5 (Mid-2011)
See the restored heroes here.

Offline

#3 2016-07-29 17:59:49

eddbagel
Member
Registered: 2016-07-29
Posts: 3

Re: Powerbook 520c USB

Thanks, will check it out!

Offline

#4 2016-07-29 19:33:31

eddbagel
Member
Registered: 2016-07-29
Posts: 3

Re: Powerbook 520c USB

Oh yeah, does anyone know if the 520c supports any type of cardbus/pc card type expansion?

Offline

#5 2016-07-29 20:24:45

ClassicHasClass
Member
From: Electron Alley
Registered: 2014-05-26
Posts: 1,118
Website

Re: Powerbook 520c USB

There is a PCMCIA cage for the Blackbirds but it is very, very hard to find these days.


Machine room (updated for 2019!): http://www.floodgap.com/etc/machines.html

Offline

Board footer

About ThinkClassic

ThinkClassic specialises in the use, maintenance, repair, restoration and modification of vintage computers and peripherals.