SE/30 hard drive backup

Before exchanging any hard drive, I need to backup what's on the original SCSI hard drive. There's a couple of old utilities that will be handy in future.


Macintosh SE/30

by Apple, 1989

In order for this to work, I needed to get the SE/30 data bridge first.

Software backup:

  • Lido 7.5.6
  • Mt. Everything
  • TechTool v107
  • Speedometer 4.02
  • Disk Copy 6.3.3
  • Folder Icon 2.2
  • DropStuff 4.0
  • Fetch 3.0.3
  • HQXer 1.1
  • MacUnRAR 1.2
  • Network Toolbox
  • Stuffit Expander 4.0.1
  • MS Word 5.1

I managed to save these applications. But: Then the backup failed. Something went wrong when updating the OS, and then the Mac could not boot from the hard drive anymore. I managed to boot from a floppy disk via the Floppy Emu. And found out that the hard drive apparently broke physically.

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Macintosh SE/30 cmos battery replacement

I need to replace the CMOS battery inside the SE/30, before it blows up and ruins the machine.

Macintosh SE/30 ethernet connection

I'd love the SE/30 to be able to connect to my local network. For this, an Asanté appletalk-to-ethernet device is awaiting to be used.

Macintosh SE/30 recapping

Old electronic devices with surface mount electrolytic capacitors are often affected by capacitor leakage. I need to replace those on the SE/30 before they leak.

Macintosh SE/30 significance explanation

Write down why the SE/30 has any significance in the history of information machines. Write the text using the machine itself.


Macintosh SE/30 cmos battery removal

Remove the CMOS battery now, before replacing the battery later.

Macintosh 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 external FDD repair

An external Apple 800k floppy disk drive does not work. Find the problem and fix it.

Macintosh SE/30 hard drive exchange

The SE/30's hard drive runs so noisily that I expect it to break soon. Let's exchange it with BlueSCSI and install the OS.

Macintosh SE/30 Hypercard setup

One of the main purposes of this machine is to serve for studying Hypercard. Hence, let's get it running on the new hard disk drive.