I recently picked up a functional tested working Macintosh SE on Ebay for $60 shipped. It does not have a hard drive, and I would like to add one using the cheapest method possible (it's only a $60 computer after all). On youtube the 8-Bit guy tried to install an SD to SCSI adapter on the exact same model but he couldn't get it to work. 20 Megabyte 50 pin Apple SCSI drives are stupid expensive for what you get. 80 pin SCSI drives don't seem to work with an adapter, but what about a 50 to 68 pin adapter along with a SCSI 68 pin HDD? I'm linking the adapter and HD I'm looking at as well as the Ebay auction for the computer. Any other advice about installing / formatting the hard drive and installing an OS (which I don't have) would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Adapter I am looking at:
68 pin hard drive to use with 50 pin adapter - would it work???:
This is the SE I bought from Ebay:
No on the adapters - you need male to male. They cost 2 - 3 times as much.
Also, any apple disk tool software wont even recognize any non-apple hard drive. Like all apple scsi have a pic/sticker of an apple on them.
68 to 50 adapters are use on some macs already - My 7300 uses one. Also like a 2gb limit for older stuff.
But to be honest, your going down a rabbit hole with this.
You will spend more money in the long run by trying to "save" with old electronics.
This guy got the SCSI2SD to work on an se:
His problem - to use non-apple drives (which the sd drive is), you have to use a hacked version of drive setup to install a driver.
Probably the reason 8-bit coulden't get his to work.
Read this - http://lowendmac.com...ed-apple-tools/
Note, you need a mac to patch the software.