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Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: chopper
Date: May 15, 2018 02:35PM
I have my circa 1992 9600 PowerMac fired up. OS 9.1 ...

It's been a long time ... with just a floppy drive ... how does/did one get large files off one of these monsters?



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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 15, 2018 02:41PM
Tons of ways... depends on what you have at your disposal...

But if you have a router, ethernet should be pretty simple. Gonna take a bit.



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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 15, 2018 02:45PM
Yeah, run a Cat5 cable between it and something newer, manually assign unique IPs on the same subnet and subnet mask. Turn on sharing on one, use the other to login and then copy over.
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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 15, 2018 03:23PM
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chopper
I have my circa 1992 9600 PowerMac fired up. OS 9.1 ...

They're not that old, the first PowerMacs (61/71/8100) were introduced in 1994. The 9600 was introduced in 1997.

1992 was the era of 68040 based desktop Macs, and 68030 based PowerBooks.

If I remember correctly you might run into issues with apple share compatibility between OS 9.1 and current OSX Macs, you might need an intermediate Mac running an earlier version of OSX. I haven't tried it in a very long time.
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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: May 15, 2018 03:53PM
If you ware willing to spend a few $, a Mac compatible Firewire PCI card gives you access to external Firewire drives. If the drive is an external Firewire/USB 2.0 drive, you can then transfer the contents quickly from the external drive to your main Mac via USB 2.0. I bought a Rockstor drive for about $15 from eBay that works well for this purpose.

Other options (also with a cost):
- Get a used scsi CD-RW, and burn the files to a CD-R.
- Get a Sonnet or SeriTek eSATA PCI card, and transfer the files to an eSATA drive that you may already have.

Free option
- Ethernet, as others have mentioned. It would work best if you are using OS9.1 (or better yet using OSX with XPostFacto, if you already have it set up for this. I was never able to get OSX installed on my PM8600 with XPostFacto though).
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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 15, 2018 03:55PM
I think I have an old OrangeMicro PCI card with Firewire and USB, let me know if you can't make it happen with Ethernet.
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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: Z
Date: May 15, 2018 04:18PM
I'm thinking Zip disks!
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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 15, 2018 04:30PM
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Z
I'm thinking Zip disks!
Me too ! My G4 with built in Zip drive still works. AND runs OSX...
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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: May 15, 2018 05:05PM
Firewire was a bit flaky on my 9600. The problem was not the card, but the enclosures. I had one FW enclosure that worked great, and foolishly sold it, because I was “upgrading” to an enclosure with a newer Oxford chipset. The newer enclosures always gagged on file transfers. There was a utility that could slow down the transfer rate, but I can’t remember what it was called, and have no idea where you’d find it now.



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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 15, 2018 05:40PM
Drop the drive into an old ATA external case.



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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 15, 2018 05:51PM
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freeradical
Drop the drive into an old ATA external case.

I thought it used SCSI drives
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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 15, 2018 06:09PM
I'd upgrade to 9.2.2 and install a USB/FW card.

...But they're surprisingly expensive.
[www.ebay.com]



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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: May 15, 2018 06:28PM
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GGD
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freeradical
Drop the drive into an old ATA external case.

I thought it used SCSI drives

It does. You had to add an ATA card to use ATA drives. I have one of those in my 9600.
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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: BobC
Date: May 16, 2018 08:11PM
When I needed to move files off a PB520 (OS 7.5) and its associated floppies, I used Netpresenz (http://www.stairways.com/main/netpresenz) on the PB to create a simple server, then connected the PB via Ethernet (AAUI adapter) to a router, and FTP'ed to it from a modern Mac. The router wasn't connected to the internet, since the server had little/ancient security, so I just used it as a switch. There were probably some speedbumps I had to solve as far as a floppy transfer *of* Netpresenz to the PB, but I don't recall them.
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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: May 17, 2018 03:18AM
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Sarcany
I'd upgrade to 9.2.2 and install a USB/FW card.

...But they're surprisingly expensive.
[www.ebay.com]

Hmmmm - I thought I had one of those cards laying around - need to take a look.
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Re: Get Files off 9600?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 17, 2018 11:53PM
I think I have one too in my B&W G4 I'm ready to scrap. Let me know.
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