> I have a bare 40Mb Quantum 40S drive I took from my Amiga, and want to
> connect it to a friend's Mac Plus.
> I was under the impression, that I just needed the right cables to go
> from the bare drive to the SCSI port on the back of the Mac - but I was
> talking to some mac techie guy today, and he said it was impossible
> unless the drive had some "logic board" on it... he said it probably
> wouldn't since it was from a standard Amiga SCSI controller.
> He says not all SCSI drives will connect straight to a Mac.
> What was he babbling about? Any help appreciated.
What indeed ? What folly doth this 'techie' person preach.
Yea verily thou canst drive a Quantum from a Mac. I should know,
I done it myself.
I took a Quantum 40Meg from a NeXT cube that was being upgraded, put it in
the case of a Jasmine (after heaving the yuccy Miniscribe), connected it
to the back of a Mac LC with a normal SCSI cable and used DriveStyler (Tee eM)
to format and partition the disk. It worked great first time ! The Mac was
running system 7 even.
A company called DriveSavers supply this s/w on Jasmine disks that they have
saved from oblivion, they can be contacted on (415) 883 4232.
I see no reason why you should'nt be able to connect your Quantum to a Plus
(provided you have a power supply and SCSI cable) and format the disk with this
software. My guess is that the SCSI controller on the Quantum will do OK
on the Plus.
Give Drivesavers a bell, I would.