[sebhc] Re: Great Idea for IDE MORE!! STATUS -- More Ideas ..

Lee Hart leeahart at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 10 09:46:16 CDT 2006

Lee Hart wrote:
>> It's even simpler than that. Get a SCSI hard drive, and it will plug
>> right into the H67 interface. If the SCSI drive is formatted to 10 megs,
>> it will work with the existing Heath PART and PREP software.

Mark Garlanger wrote:
> That may be simpler, but probably will still require some work. I was
> searching for some more information on SASI drives and came across a
> couple of pages that stated or implied a conversion may be needed.

When I did this, I used old Macintosh hard drives, which were SCSI 
drives on the order of 10-40 megabytes built in the 1980's. The few I 
tried all worked.

As time passed, I'm sure that SCSI drive manufacturers gradually 
abandoned the older SASI protocol. If you used one of these drives, 
you'd have to make some changes to the Heath software. Hopefully, this 
would be less onerous than rewriting the ICE hard disk software from 

Newer SCSI drives built for modern PCs are more likely to be SCSI-II, 
which is a different beast.
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