[NTLK] Looking for a SE30...

Michael Sheflin sheflinm at gmail.com
Sun Apr 4 12:37:43 PDT 2021

I can think this out more systematically if it would help, but you can
create disk images that you can then essentially write to physical media.
I used to do that a lot with floppy disks.  I've never done it with zip
disks, but the principle is the same (so long as the zip drive is running
on the modern machine, it should work).  Writing to CDs is a little more
difficult, and it might actually not be possible to write *bootable* CDs
except on a (I think) pre-OS X 10.5 mac, I think it should be possible to
write readable, non-bootable CDs.  That's for sure going to be the cheapest
way to do it.  And I'm afraid I only have one in tact, working SE/30.

Otherwise, unfortunately, I suspect you're likely to wind up paying eBay
prices.  The second-hand suppply market has steadily declined - especially
in the last 5-10 years, and the unusually severe economic downturns of the
same period have made more people look at this stuff as "investments"
rather than junk.

On Sun, Apr 4, 2021, 3:33 PM Marisa Giancarla <fstltna at yahoo.com> wrote:

> As far as I know a lot of the official devtools only work on MacOS 7.x,
> and definitely drivers/extensions. I already have plenty of modern
> computers I can use, but not as nice as the Newton->Mac environment. I
> already have BasiliskII running on my Linux devices, but I want the
> intended hardware etc that will let me use things like ZIP drives,
> appletalk, etc. I want to be able to sync my 2100 to the Mac, use the Mac's
> printer, etc...
> Marisa
> On 4/4/21 10:34 AM, Michael Sheflin wrote:
> Why an SE/30?
> On Sun, Apr 4, 2021, 5:14 AM Marisa Giancarla via NewtonTalk <
> newtontalk at newtontalk.net> wrote:
>> Looking for a SE 30 to use for creating Newton freeware software, but
>> don't want to pay ebay prices... Any pointers appreciated!
>> Marisa
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