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  dpaanlka (Profile)
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Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:21 pm
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sierraredd wrote:

what does this have to do with this topic?


The OP said he found a 2 GB hard drive at We Love Macs for the ridiculous price of $70 Shocked
  
  Deer Steak (Profile)
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Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:15 pm
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Thanks, Dan.

Yes, that's exactly what I was getting at. I'd definitely shop elsewhere.
  
  nayrb (Profile)
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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:31 pm
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that doesn't really answer my question, i'm curious what exactly i should be looking for.

will any 50pin scsi drive work? or are there only specific models that i should be looking for?

thanks!
  
  wove (Profile)
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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:13 pm
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nayrb wrote:

that doesn't really answer my question, i'm curious what exactly i should be looking for.

will any 50pin scsi drive work? or are there only specific models that i should be looking for?


Essentially yes any 50pin SCSI drive will work fine with 7.6.1. The LowEndMac swaplist generally has all manner of these drives available for a few dollars.

Those that have the Apple logo on them will definately work with Apple's drive setup, but most others will too. I have 7.6.1 on a Duo 280 with a 300MB drive so basic functionality does not require a huge drive.

bill
  
  ronin (Profile)
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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:58 pm
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Bill,
I just posted on the software side. I was asking about OS 7.6.1 on my Duo 280c. It currently has OS 7.1. Should I upgrade?
Scott
  
  wove (Profile)
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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:35 pm
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ronin wrote:

I just posted on the software side. I was asking about OS 7.6.1 on my Duo 280c. It currently has OS 7.1. Should I upgrade?
Scott


I have no idea what you intend to do with your Duo 280 and am not in a position to make the call on upgrading its OS. I use mine with Nisus Compact to do some letter writing in the evening, and also play some Solitaire. I could do both of those using 7.1 but I use 7.6 mainly because that is what is installed on it. And as is pointed out in the other thread, changing the OS on a Duo is not a trivial task.

My advice would be that if you are getting done what you want to get done with the Duo and 7.1 then I would stick with it. Much of the thrust of 7.6.1 is to keep slower machines productive in a newer environment. That newer environment consists mostly of graphics and interenet intensive applications and regardless of what OS you choose for a Duo 280 its use in those environments will be limited.

bill
  
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