SE/30 data bridge

The Macintosh SE/30 needs a way to get new OS and software. For this purpose, install and setup a floppy drive emulation, connected via SCSI.


Macintosh SE/30

by Apple, 1989

initial setup:

  • [x] build Floppy Emu case
  • [x] install new firmware on Floppy Emu
  • [x] connect the Floppy Emu to the SE/30
  • [x] mount a floppy image

data transfer tests:

  • [x] backup some files from SE/30 to floppy image
  • [x] open the floppy image on the Mini VMac
  • [x] get the data out of the floppy image onto my MacBook's hard drive
  • [ ] get a text file from MacBook's hard drive onto an image
  • [ ] get the text file to the SE/30's hard drive

try to setup software from internet:

  • [ ] get an image of hypercard from the internet
  • [ ] get the image transferred to the Floppy Emu
  • [ ] install hypercard on the old hard drive of the SE/30

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