External SCSI Drives

AppleCD 150 External CD-ROM Drive (SS2191) ~ SCSI

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Read CD’s on that Macintosh or Apple IIGS!

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Apple’s third model, the external AppleCD 150, M3022 features a 1X CD-ROM drive. This drive uses an included Caddy for the CD’s – the CD-ROM is loaded into the caddy, then the caddy is loaded into the drive. Works on a Mac or Apple IIGS.
System requirements for Macintosh: The drivers for System 7.6 and up are available from the Mac Driver Museum. It looks like there may be drivers for earlier systems there as well. At some point, they are included, no additional drivers necessary for OS 9. For the Apple IIGS, drivers are built into the GS/OS operating system starting in System 5.

This drive is showing some trauma on the front corner and there is a small dent on top towards the back, but works perfectly.

What’s included: AppleCD 150 Drive, cd caddy and power cable. Note: Power cable is only included in USA shipments.
Drive is available with or without a SCSI cable and SCSI terminator.

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Price: from $60.00

AppleCD SC Plus (SS1380Z0)

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Add a CD Drive to that Early Macintosh or Apple IIGS!

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Apple’s second model, the external AppleCD SC Plus, M3021 features a 1X CD-ROM drive. This drive uses an included Caddy for the CD’s – the CD-ROM is loaded into the caddy, then the caddy is loaded into the drive. Works on a Mac or Apple IIGS.
System requirements for Macintosh: The drivers for System 7.6 and up are available from the Mac Driver Museum. It looks like there may be drivers for earlier systems there as well. At some point, they are included, no additional drivers necessary for OS 9 (tested on OS 9.1). For the Apple IIGS, drivers are built into the GS/OS operating system starting in System 5.

This drive shows no discoloration. It does have deep engraving on one side. One of the tabs for the top of the case is broken.

What’s included: AppleCD SC Drive, cd caddy and power cable.
Drive is available with or without a SCSI cable and SCSI terminator.

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CD-ROM Drive – External SCSI

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Pick one – NEC, Toshiba, Pioneer

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Pioneer DR-U124X, Toshiba XM-5401and NEC CDR-210 are among the current choices, all are tray load. One of the most common CD-ROM enclosures of the ’90’s, they were used by many manufacturers. Slightly smaller than the Apple cases, at approximately 12″ x 6″ x 2″, they all feature two Centronics 50 SCSI ports, Audio ports, selectable SCSI ID, power switch. No cables included. Uses a standard computer power cable (free by request). Also available as an enclosure only, put your own CD, Zip or hard drive into it.

Some drives in this group, such as the NEC CDR-210 are supposed to work on an Apple IIGS. Please do your own research.

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External SCSI Enclosure for Hard Drive, CD or Zip Drive

50 pin SCSI or SCSI 1

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Use this SCSI enclosure to make an external drive from an internal hard drive, CD-ROM drive, Zip drive or any other 50 pin SCSI or SCSI 1 drive. Case matches the Macintosh II family or Apple IIGS cases. Features two 50 pin Centronics connectors, a cooling fan, power switch and external SCSI ID setting switch. The power/activity light may or may not work with your drive unless you find the right connector for it, they all seem to differ. Uses any standard computer power cable (not included).

The pictured case has it’s feet, medium to severe discoloration and one of the 4 mounting tabs (for screws) on the case to rear panel is broken off. This enclosure works great and I have been using it to test cd drives and hard drives.

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Price: $24.99

Hard Drive OS System Install Service

Buying a hard drive but it is empty or the System on it is not what you want, won’t work with your computer or just want a fresh install?

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While many Operating Systems are still available from Apple, you may not have an easy or convenient way to get them to or on your Mac.

Contact me or leave a note on the checkout page and let me know what Macintosh the drive will be installed in and what System or OS you would like on it. Please note that I am not selling you the software, you are buying my time to provide this service to you.

Considerations include enablers for System 7x, formatting – whether it needs HD-SC, Drive Setup, or even third party formatting apps like FWB or Silver Lining. Also there are choices like minimal system or install everything available.
$35.00 includes reformatting (initializing), testing yet again and installing a new System.
$50.00 will get you the above Plus some other goodies such as utilities or communications software (currently available elsewhere on the internet for download).

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LaCie External Hard Drive – SCSI

50 pin

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LaCie Tsunami External SCSI Hard Drive. 50 pin SCSI internally and externally. Features dip switches to set the SCSI ID and termination. One of the few hard drives that sits vertically and in an interestingly shaped compact case at approx 9″ x 6″. It is also made to be stackable as the cases will nestle into each other.

Some still have the original Quantum drives and others have been replaced – usually with something larger. The cases vary from very nice looking to severe discoloration. Some have a security plate on the outside. Most are formatted with Silverlining.

*SCSI and power cables are included.



Current offerings:

1) 120-130 MB (empty)

2) 260-270 MB (empty)

3) 1 GB (OS 8.5.1 loaded w/6 partitions)

If you need a specific OS or enabler installed to get your vintage Mac (or IIGS) running, that service is available here.

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Lacie External Optical Drive Enclosure SCSI

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External CDRW

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Lacie 103876, 103676 External SCSI enclosure. 2 Centronics ports, SCSI ID select and termination switch. Each contains a Yamaha CRW8424S 8x4x24 CDRW, 4MB cache. Firmware 1.0j (mmc-1)

Drives are in good condition and one is still new. Toast was able to see them in OS 9.2.1, but was unable to successfully burn to any of them. Not sure if that is a driver issue.

As I am unable to actually test the Yamaha drives, these are being sold for the external SCSI enclosure only. No cables included.

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Lacie Joule HD 270 External SCSI Hard Drive

HD50 SCSI 2

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LaCie has always been about stylish storage and the award winning Joule is no exception. The LaCie Joule HD270 features a 270 MB in a slide in hard drive module. The SCSI 2 interface control unit lets you set the SCSI ID and termination power and has one SCSI-2 HD50 port.

36 MB of LaCie software includes Silverlining 5.6 & 5.6.3, utilities, demos, shareware, virus fighters and timesavers for OS 6 and 7. Identical software is on both available drives, and there were no bad sectors found on either.

Several options in stock include:

  • Drive 1 – Great working drive (set includes hard drive and control module)(D744504J576/D7445055551)
  • Drive 2 – Great working drive with a finicky connection (set includes hard drive and control module)(D745007K576/D7450KQ551).
  • Parts group (2 control modules that power on and one hard drive housing). Note the broken mounting posts in the housing. Sold as-is.

No cables are included

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MaxStream 60 – Tape Backup System

External SCSI Case

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MaxStream 60 by Maynard, Model 70500. This external SCSI case is in great condition and can be used to house a SCSI hard drive or CD drive if you don’t want to use it for the original purpose – a 60MB tape backup. Tested to power on only as I do not have a tape to fit it. The power button is missing.

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Price: $25.00

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Micronet MS Tape Drive – SCSI

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50 Pin SCSI

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Tape Backup Drive, Model MS by Micronet. This SCSI-1 or 50 pin Centronics SCSI case, box or housing is in excellent condition. It has been tested to power on only as I don’t have any tapes. It can be used for it’s original purpose or use the case to put a SCSI hard drive or CD drive into.

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Price: $35.00

NEC Intersect CD-ROM Reader External Drive

SCSI

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NEC Intersect CD-ROM Reader, Model CDR-37. This external SCSI CD drive has a flip up lid, one Centronics 50 SCSI port, and dip switch selectable SCSI ID. Includes the power adapter. Looks and works great!

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Price: $45.00

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NEC Intersect CDR-73 User’s Manual

External CD-ROM Reader

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NEC Intersect External CD-ROM Reader User’s Manual for Model CDR-73. 18 page manual in good condition.

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Price: $9.99

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NEC Multispin 8X CD-ROM Reader Drive

External, SCSI-2

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NEC Multispin 8X CD-ROM Reader, Model CDR-3460A. This tray load, external CD drive features a SCSI-2, HD-50 interface with external switch selectable termination. MPC3 compliant for improved sound and video multimedia performance. 1200 KB/sec (8X) data transfer and 140 ms access time.

Case shows a little discoloration on the front of the top. Works great. No cables included.

Some drivers are available here for Mac, DOS and Windows. Mac OS uses the speedycd.hqx NEC Multispin Driver. Supports Mac OS 6.0.8 to 7.5.3.

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Price: $45.00

Orange Micro Grappler SCSI Card (PCI)

Model 906F ~ Fast SCSI

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Add Fast SCSI or SCSI-2 to your G3 or G4 PowerMac with this Orange Micro Grappler SCSI, Model 906F. Install in a PCI expansion port and it gives you one internal 50 pin port and one external 25 pin port. Add a SCSI drive inside or use for an external Zip/Jaz drive, hard drive, scanner, CD/DVD drive and more.

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Price: $25.00

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ORB Removable Media Drive

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Orb 2.2GB Ultra SCSI Portable Drive Model ORB2SE09 uses removable “disks” similar to a Zip or Jaz. This is great for organizing your files or as backups because you can have as many 2.2GB disks as you need or want!

This new package contains:

  • ORB 2.2GB Drive
  • 2.2GB Disk
  • Interface Cable (HD50-HD50)
  • Power Supply
  • User Manual
  • Installation Software
  • ORB Tools Software

Works with any Macintosh or Apple IIGS with a SCSI port or SCSI interface card.
Note that the SCSI cable included with this version ORB drive is a HD50 or SCSI-2. Unless you have an interface card in your Mac that has this external port, you will need a DB25 to HD50 adapter or cable.

This drive will also work with Windows 3.1, 95, and 98. Probably newer systems as well

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Price: $79.99

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PowerBook SCSI cables (All)

PowerBook SCSI Cables

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This page contains the most common SCSI cables that will plug into the built in 30 pin square port on your PowerBook. This connector was only ever used on PowerBooks starting with the PowerBook 100 and ending with the Lombard G3. The connector for this port is referred to as HDI-30, and the port is female – it needs a cable with pins sticking out (male).

These SCSI cables are used to connect to scanners, external CD Drives and external hard drives – including Zip, Jaz, Orb and others.

HDI-30 – DB25 M/M: Most Scanners and some of the early external hard drive manufacturers such as LaCie used the DB25 pin ports on their devices.

HDI-30 – CN50 M/M: Most external CD Drives and hard drives have the CN50 (Centronics) ports.

HDI-30 to HD50 M/M: Some external drives are SCSI 2 devices and need this connector. (This connector is also referred to as HDB50, MD50, Micro 50, Mini D50)

Select below, all are less than 2′ long. Colors will vary between light gray and dark gray depending on stock. Apple Branded in stock are light gray.

If you are in need of cables with different connectors:

Regular SCSI Cables are found here.

SCSI-2 and SCSI-3 Cables are found here.

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SCSI Cable, External – SCSI 1, Fast SCSI (All)

DB25 and Centronics 50

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This page contains the most common SCSI cables that will plug into the built in 25 pin port on your Macintosh (Plus through Beige G3) or Apple II (IIe & IIGS with a SCSI Card). The connector for this port is referred to as DB25, and the port is female – it needs a cable with pins sticking out (male).

These SCSI cables are used to connect to scanners, external CD Drives and external hard drives – including Zip, Jaz, Orb and others.

Select below: All are used cables except some CN50-CN50.

A) DB25 – DB25 M/M Cable: Most Scanners, Zip Drives and some of the early external hard drive manufacturers such as LaCie used the 25 pin ports on their devices. Also used for chaining 2 or more drives together.

B) DB25 – CN50 M/M Cable: Most external CD Drives and hard drives have the CN50 (Centronics) ports.

C) CN50 – CN50 M/M Cable. Centronics 50. Used to chain 2 or more drives together.
D) CN50 – CN50 M/M Cable – NEW!

E) CN50 M – CN50 F Cable. Centronics 50 Extension cable

While all can range from 18” to 6’ , it is easiest for me to list them as 3’ and under (most are less than 2′), and 4-6’. From a variety of manufactures, colors can be white, gray or beige.

If you are in need of cables with different connectors:

PowerBook SCSI Cables are found here.

SCSI-2 and SCSI-3 Cables are found here.

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SCSI Cable, External SCSI-2 and SCSI-3

HD50 and HD68 pin

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Internal SCSI expansion cards and adapters let you add SCSI 2 or SCSI 3 drives to your Mac – both internal and external. These are called many names, but I’ll go with the shortest – HD50 or HD68. Also can be MD50, Micro 50, Mini D50 or MD68, Micro 68, Mini D68, Ultrawide, Ultra2, LVD.

SCSI-2 devices have the 50 pin HD50 ports (approx 1-3/8” wide). Most, if not all, use a latch mechanism instead of thumbscrews.

SCSI-3 devices have the 68 pin HD68 ports (approx 1-7/8” wide). Some use a latch mechanism and some use the traditional screws.

New cables are available in 3’ or 6’ lengths. Used cables can be less than 3′ or 4-6′. Some have metal ends. Colors vary.

3 foot cables

  • A) HD50 to DB25. M/M. SCSI-2 to 25 pin SCSI-1
  • B) HD50 to CN50. M/M. SCSI-2 to 50 pin Centronics (SCSI-1)
  • C) HD50 to HD50. M/M. SCSI-2 to SCSI-2
  • D) HD50 to HD68(screw). M/M. SCSI-2 to SCSI-3
  • E) HD50 to HD68(latch). M/M. SCSI-2 to SCSI-3
  • F) HD68(screw) to DB25. M/M. SCSI-3 to 25 pin SCSI-1
  • G) HD68(latch) to DB25. M/M. SCSI-3 to 25 pin SCSI-1
  • H) HD68(screw) to CN50. M/M. SCSI-3 to 50 pin Centronics (SCSI-1)
  • I) HD68(latch) to CN50. M/M. SCSI-3 to 50 pin Centronics (SCSI-1)
  • J) HD68(screw) to HD68(screw). M/M. SCSI-3 to SCSI-3
  • K) HD68(latch) to HD68(latch). M/M. SCSI-3 to SCSI-3

6 foot cables

  • L) HD50 to DB25. M/M. SCSI-2 to 25 pin SCSI-1
  • M) HD50 to CN50. M/M. SCSI-2 to 50 pin Centronics (SCSI-1)
  • N) HD50 to HD50. M/M. SCSI-2 to SCSI-2
  • O) HD50 to HD68(screw). M/M. SCSI-2 to SCSI-3
  • P) HD50 to HD68(latch). M/M. SCSI-2 to SCSI-3
  • Q) HD68(screw) to DB25. M/M. SCSI-3 to 25 pin SCSI-1
  • R) HD68(latch) to DB25. M/M. SCSI-3 to 25 pin SCSI-1
  • S) HD68(screw) to CN50. M/M. SCSI-3 to 50 pin Centronics (SCSI-1)
  • T) HD68(latch) to CN50. M/M. SCSI-3 to 50 pin Centronics (SCSI-1)
  • U) HD68(screw) to HD68(screw). M/M. SCSI-3 to SCSI-3
  • V) HD68(latch) to HD68(latch). M/M. SCSI-3 to SCSI-3


If you are in need of cables with different connectors:

Regular SCSI Cables (SCSI-1) are found here.

PowerBook SCSI Cables are found here.

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SCSI Terminator Centronics

SCSI 1 or SCSI 2

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SCSI pass-through terminator. For use with SCSI or SCSI-1 hard drives. Centronics 50 pin Male to female. This is brand new!

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Storage Dimensions Write-Once Optical SCSI Worm Drive

50 Pin Centronics – External

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Manufactured in 1990, Storage Dimensions Write-Once Optical drive, Model LNW1-900S1. The technology is called – Mass Storage – Worm or write once magneto optical drive. The case matches the Macintosh II line and has a SCSI interface (Centronics 50). Drive came in with a 940MB Panasonic Optical Disk Cartridge LM-D501W.

Tested on a Mac 9600 with SilverLining, the drive is recognized, no problem, but the disk cartridge is bad. The case is in great condition, but missing all of the feet and light to medium discoloration overall. The disk cartridge (not pictured) will be included.

At a hefty 16 lbs (shipping weight), this 15 x 8 x 6 inch drive is no lightweight.

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Price: $99.99

Teac CD-R55S External CD-RW Drive

SCSI

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This Teac CD-R55S CD-Recordable drive has 4X write and 12X read capability. This SCSI CD burner or CD-RW resides in an external Pinnacle Micro Recordable CD enclosure. SCSI ID and termination are switch selectable. Burns great. Mac OS 9.1 wouldn’t mount the drive on the desktop, so may be a driver issue. Firmware has been updated.

Case has a couple of cracks on the left side towards the front.

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Price: $64.99

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Zip Drive 100 SCSI (External)

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100 Meg of removable storage!

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Available in blue or white (Epson model), this Zip Drive will organize your files using removable 100MB disks (not included) that are slightly larger than a 3.5″ floppy disk in size. This drive uses a SCSI interface and will work anywhere in your SCSI chain. With an operating system installed on a Zip Disk, your Mac or Apple IIGS can boot from this drive! You can even share or transfer files between Macs, or between a Mac and an Apple IIGS. The Apple IIGS does not need drivers, Later Mac systems, such as OS 9 have the drivers built in to the operating system, but earlier OS’s such as System 6 or 7 will need Zip drivers. Early drivers can be found at the Mac Driver Museum: http://www.macdrivermuseum.net/disk.shtml

Zip Drives are available without the SCSI cable and power supply if you are replacing a bad drive.

Zip Disk(s) are not included but are available here.

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