how to download my SyQuest

Syquest Sparqâ„¢ 1 gigabyte ide 1.0gb sy...
August 26, 2010 at 15:10:44
Specs: Macintosh
I have two old SyQuest removable cartridges and no way of getting the info and images off it. I use Mac these days, but I was using a PC back in -95 & -96. Where do I go to get this done, is there a way?

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#1
August 27, 2010 at 11:44:31
No, you use a PC clone that runs a cheap copy of BSD UNIX with Apple's GUI layed over top, not a mac :)

Purchase the same size SyQuest SCSI drive off of eBay, purchase an "Oldworld" mac (IE a real machintosh), connect the two and view your documents.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#2
August 29, 2010 at 01:14:36
Outlander, you were no help and very ignorant. I do use a Mac but used a PC in the past with the SyQuest. Don't be so negative, be helpful.

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#3
August 29, 2010 at 13:56:48
I do use a Mac but used a PC in the past with the SyQuest.

Really? Was it made in the last 4 years? Does it have an x86 processor, and does it run a cheap copy of UNIX called "Mac OS X" (10)?

Then my friend, you do NOT own a mac. Apple has not manufactured a "real" macintosh since 2006 when the last PPC macintosh rolled off the assembly line. If you have a PPC mac with Mac OS 10, then at least you use half a mac.

NOW.... SyQuest external drives were more commonly used on "old world" macintosh due to their integrated SCSI. A have seen VERY FEW Parallel SyQuest drives in my time for PC's. Most PC's had to have a SCSI card installed just to use the things.

The reason I say "buy a real mac" is because before steve jobs took over apple and ruined the company, 99% of old world macs had SCSI built in. Mac OS 7-9.x could read PC format disks in Fat 16, and Fat 32 just fine. So the cheapest option just might be purchasing a real mac and a SCSI SyQuest drive to view your documents.

If you truly want to view your documents on a "PC", well than you're in luck! Cause you already own one!, Yes that thing you call a "mac" is nothing more than a typical overpriced PC. Go out, purchase a copy of Windows XP, load it up with boot camp, buy a SCSI card and cable, and "attempt" to view your documents.

good luck!

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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