RIP - my original Mac hard drive (circa 1995)

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  1. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    So I interviewed for a job yesterday and they wanted to see some samples of my past work. Since I've upgraded several times since I was last doing a lot of freelance work, all my samples were on my old Mac (PowerComputing PowerTower Pro 180), so Thursday morning I dug it out of the closet, hooked it up and crossed my fingers as I pressed the power button on the keyboard. :)

    The thing actually booted up right away. I decided I should take the opportunity to back my stuff up, so I copied everything over to the Firewire drive on my current Mac, and I'm glad I did, as one of the drives just crapped out. I'm saddened to report that the original drive from my first Mac, a PowerMac 8100/80 AV, is no longer with us. :wtc: At ten years of age, He lived a long, profitable life, and he stuck around long enough (even through five years of being in storage) for me to get a back up so I can't complain.

    RIP, my trusty, SCSI, newly clicking friend. :hs:
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Old Faithful (a 180 MHz PowerComputing PowerTower 180 that's been stored away in the closet for five years)...

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    Holy crap! She booted up on the first try!

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    The only "issue" I saw from it going so long without use (until the old hard drive crapped out)..

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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    :bowdown: sand... old skool
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    :rofl: :werd:

    (though i think it's hideous now :dunno: )
     
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    sick start-up screen. yellow + sand = HOT :rofl:


    i hope mine can still start up
     
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    Nice. Don't know where my first Mac is now, may be laying around somewhere at my buddies house in numerous pieces. It was from around 94 I would say. That's when I fell in love.:angel: Don't even remember what model it was now, it was a desktop though, the computer sat horizontally under the monitor. Came with 8mb of ram, which I soon updgraded to 16! Used that computer all the way through 98! RIP old fallen Mac friends. :sadwavey:
     
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    :bowdown: I've got like 3 power computer machines in my bedroom alone

    All still work :eek3d:
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Yeah. Last time I used it, I was working crazy hours, not sleeping much and drinking a six pack of Josta Cola per day. Apparently it affected my judgement. :o

    After the old drive died and I rebooted, the machine found another drive that had System 8.5 on it and it booted up in that. The way I had it set up is much nicer looking. I'll take another pic later.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Yeah. I should check to see if my old 7100/80 AV will still boot up.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    RIP...


    Still got my LC and 7300/200..
    The 200 is still in operation too.

    :( Mum threw out the AppleIIe though. :(
     

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