[OT] Mac PPC and USB2 ?
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 14:10:38 EDT 2010
On 06/09/2010 08:07 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
> Richmond, do you have a problem with Firewire? Even FW 400 is way faster
> than USB2 for extended disk operations. (IMHO) USB is for mice and keyboards
> and USB sticks.
NO! I have no problem at all with Firewire; and, just as soon as I have
my G4 up-and-running
I am going to yank out a 750 GB ATA disk I have inside and pop it into a
external box I have.
YES! Bulgaria has a problem with Firewire as (well, at least in Plovdiv)
there are about 10 Macs in the country,
and 4 of them are mine; so nobody sells a Firewire external thing here.
Once I have hoicked out the 750 GB and got it inside the Firewire box I
shall; glacially slowly,
pop all my USB backup onto that - but, a USB2 card (I saw one online by
expedite matters considerably.
The 1.5 TB could then be connected up to a P4 I am currently using with
kids I teach to do a remake
of "Snow White and the incredibly expanding list of pupils" with puppets
made from old socks:
no doubt knocking everything out of competition at Cannes next year . .
. :) And before you ask; the
'pupils', being made of socks, will be called "mouldy, manky, sweaty,
cheesy, holey" and so on!
"USB is for mice and keyboards and USB sticks."
try telling that to some salesperson in a computer shop here in
Bulgaria; first off, they haven't heard
What is not at all clear to me is what is actually inside the Maxell
Tank; documentation is minimal
to say the least, and I am reluctant to open the thing up until its
guarantee expires (2 years); but,
for a 1.5 TB disk it is rather cheap. Should it contain a PATA or a SATA
disk I am wondering about
buying an empty Firewire enclosure in Britain (will be over there for 12
days at the start of August)
to transfer it to.
The whole thing, ultimately, boils down to my own stupidity. I should
have realised that a G4 Mac at
7 years old just might throw a tantrum; and I should have made proviso
for that; but didn't.
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