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    Can I use the of 50 pin hard disks to my old Macintosh computers?
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    Provided their form factor and capacity are compatible, yes. Check your BIOS's support requirements/limitations.
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    I thought (correct me if im wrong) there is no theoretical limit on old 50 pin scsi drives, the whole point of scsi was to hand off the management of the media to the drive itself avoiding poorly written or old PC bios limitations.

    If i remember correctly IDE reports the actual layout of the drive sectors - heads - etc to make a capacity a minefield of issues but with scsi just the drive capacity is given which can be partitioned without the headache of compatibility issues. ??

    the reason scsi seems to be more expensive. ???

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    Hi @WBST,
    nice to meet you and have a German beer together last night. Thank you very much for 4 HD drives and one floppy drive unit.
    Please let me know your Paypal address via PM.
    Thanks
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by eisdielenbiker View Post
    Hi @WBST,
    nice to meet you and have a German beer together last night. Thank you very much for 4 HD drives and one floppy drive unit.
    Please let me know your Paypal address via PM.
    Thanks
    Mark
    You're welcome. PM replied to, still more to go, people.

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    Any 1.2 to 2.1gb 50pin scsi left? what is happening with the dead drives?
    Amiga cd32 , 500 , 500+ , 600 , 1200 , 2000 lots of scsi drives tape streamers cd dvd jazz zip mo.
    too many others brands to list and Raspberry Pi , Arduino.

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