transfer data from the hard drive of old Mac

Power computing / Powercenter 120
November 10, 2009 at 11:06:19
Specs: macintosh system 7.5
I'm trying to transfer data from the hard drive of a Power Computing
Power Center 120, a 1996 clone of a power Macintosh. The computer has
an SCSI port and an ethernet connection, but no USB port. It doesn't
have working email -- it seems to have had Eudora light at one point,
but the executable file has been deleted. It has a CD-read drive, but
no CD-write drive. I can always zip everything and make floppies, but
I'd rather do something more efficient. Any ideas?

some possibilities:
Create a home network with a PC. I can do it on the PC end,
but have no idea on the Mac end.

get hold of an email program and send the contents of the
hard drive as email attachments
buy a CD drive that attaches to the SCSI drive
buy a hard drive that attaches to the SCSI drive and will be
accessible to a PC

Thanks for any help

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November 10, 2009 at 17:35:08
You should start with the OS version on the system.

Then see it's ability to support a ftp client. Almost all versions do.

Then I'd load on filezilla server on the PC

Use a crossover cable between the systems.

Put an Ip like and in the other with no gateway.

Set filezilla to work on the IP you picked.

Then on power system open the ftp client and copy the files.

Will have to learn a bit on ftp.

An other way is to use common networking file format's. Both might be unlikely but there used to be ways to either get apple support on a pc or pc support on a mac. Might look at bonjour for pc to see if it supports that version of mac.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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