Gigabytes are larger than megabytes. This rare drive will give your vintage or legacy Macintosh an unprecedented and spacious upgrade. The external 20SC enclosure (based on Apple model numbers M2603 and M2604) was retrofitted with a faster and more quieter 146GB drive.
These beige enclosures are rare and highly collectible among Mac Classic fans. You may use a standard power cable - does not use an external power supply. Drive is formatted with the Mac OS Standard specification allowing compatibility with 68040 and PowerPC systems, not the Mac OS Extended format (limited to PowerPC systems). Once mounted on the Macintosh Finder desktop, the drive has an available 136 gigabytes (136GBs) of free space after formatting because the operating system calculates the drive available space with an indexing system.This drive was setup, configured and tested on a Power Macintosh G3 desktop with Mac OS 9. This drive is supported with Mac OS 7.6.1 or later with 68040 systems, and is expected to accommodate booting the computer with a valid System Folder. Full drive capacity will not function on System 7.5.5 or 68030 processors, it is unsupported. The yellow/lime LED glows solid when the power switch is switched from "off" to "on".
Additional reformatting or different drivers are unsupported. These drive enclosures are over 25 years old and may have signs of wear and tear, including some scuffs, light or thin cracks, fading or yellowing caused to the aging plastics.
See pictures to see this item in operation. The Power Mac G3, monitor, keyboard, mouse, mousepad, tablecloth and couch are not included, they are not for sale.
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All communications or activity consisting of inappropriate remarks, questionable behavior or defamatory references will be reported and dealt with consequences. No children or natural weather emergencies. Participants must be 18 years of age, or older. Do not argue with people.The item "Apple External SCSI Hard Drive 146GB RARE Vintage Macintosh Upgrade M2603 M2604" is in sale since Friday, February 06, 2015. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Parts & Accessories".
The seller is "jonathangoldman" and is located in Bayonne, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.