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#1 2018-02-14 00:32:58

sleestack808
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Registered: 2018-02-14
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Mac SE/30 large amount of files

I have an SE 30.   (also, an old XP laptop with a printer port) and a new iMac.

I need to get a decent amount of files onto the hard drive. Maybe In increments as needed. About 600 megs of soundfiles. I know the drive is 40 megs. maybe 80. Not sure,..

What would be a good way to do this? Zip drive? I could maybe hook up the zip to the old XP machine.  I have a Syquest drive that came with the SE/30 but no cords and it won't work with my other computers I don't think.

Any help is greatly appreciated.. Frank

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#2 2018-07-10 16:01:15

pixelheresy
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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2018-01-24
Posts: 8

Re: Mac SE/30 large amount of files

Serial.

Serial works very well.

1) Find a decent USB to serial dongle for a modern computer. It depends on your OS, but should have no problem Prolific Technology chipset one on a Mac [had problems with a different type].
2) Get a serial to Mac serial adapter and a null model cable/dongle. The null switches it so you can connect machine to machine and of course the Mac serial is a different pinout. I found mine in eBay for cheap a while back.
3) If you have homebrew installed get 'minicom' going. You can use standard z-modem stuff for Unix, but minicom has menus and easy settings you can save, etc. Then get Zterm on your Mac. Macintosh Repository has it.
4) Find setting that work for both. Both the baud rate [may have to go slower that what it actually can handle] and 8n1 transfer. 9600 always works, but sometimes I get more out of it.

From there you can batch Z-modem transfer to your hearts content.

Hell, the XP has parallel, does it have serial. If so, step 1 is done.

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#3 2018-07-10 18:04:24

sleestack808
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Registered: 2018-02-14
Posts: 4

Re: Mac SE/30 large amount of files

Thanks
I have the big mess of wires floppy emu., You can emulate a hard drive on it, but if that doesn't work, I ll try what you suggested. Thank you!

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