[OT] Mac PPC and USB2 ?

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Wed Jun 9 14:24:00 CDT 2010


It would be quite an interesting read as a Fedex tracking document. But I
don't think that 's what you meant.

I am eagerly awaiting news on this amazing international shipping
experiment!

On 9 June 2010 11:38, Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com> wrote:

> Richmond,
>
> Send me your snail mail address, I think I have an spare firewaire
> enclosure
> you could use. It was made in taiwan eons ago but it works, you just pop an
> HD inside it and it will work.
>
> I don't know if a shipment from Brazil to Bulgaria will ever arrive, you
> might get some weird stamps in it as if the package traveled to asia,
> africa, oceania, the international space station, io and more before it
> reaches you but it is worth a try.
>
> Cheers
> andre
> PS: I know what it is to live somewhere where hardware simply is not
> available... it took eons for macbooks to arrive here...
>
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > 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
> > LaCie Firewire-&-USB
> > 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
> > Allegro) would
> > 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
> > of Firewire!
> >
> > 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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