which macs featured the first high density floppy drives?

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  1. danimations macrumors newbie

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    hi. just a quick question: which of the compact macs first featured high-density floppy support? :confused:
     
  2. zac4mac macrumors 6502

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    I think the "Classic" was the first to have a 1.44MB floppy, my 512ke and plus' had 800k drives.
     
  3. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    The SE30

    The SE/30 was the first Mac (was it compact?) to come standard with a FDHD. I think you can plug an external FDHD drive in to any of 'em...
     
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    nope, the SE was made in a version with 1.4 FDHD also...
     
  5. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    Here's a source:
    http://www.lowendmac.com/compact/se30.shtml

    SE/30:
    http://www.lowendmac.com/compact/se.shtml

    SE:
    So, technically - the SE/30 was first. But I suppose the SE was the first type to get (retro)fitted... it was just later than the SE/30. :)
     
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    you might be right.... however, I have a rare mac SE with dual 1.4mb drives and a hard drive in my collection. It was not upgraded, as it actually says "superdrive" right under the floppy drive. It is 1.4mb. It COUld have been an upgrade by apple, but Im not really sure.
     
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    I just think it is amazing that all this time (6 years) I thought that FDHD stood for Floppy Disk, Hard Disk.

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  9. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    Ah, but the question was for compact macs! Semantics carry the day! ;-)
     
  10. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Actually, the IIx answers the question posed by the title of the thread (which doesn't include the stipulation of "compact").

    On the subject of all Macs...

    As I recall the Mac II had an upgrade from Apple that gave it a PMMU and replaced the original floppy drives. After the upgrade a II would still hold it's own against either a IIx or IIcx (even though the II only came with a 68020 at 16 MHz and a 68881 FPU). That upgrade became very popular with the release of System 7 (the first Mac OS that let you access more than 8 MB of memory).
     
  11. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Oops. No. I didn't see that you had said "compact."
     
  12. danimations thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the info guys... i'd heard it was the SE/30, so I'm not surprised. :rolleyes:
     
  13. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    And I imagine it was a little more info than you were planning on getting. :)
     

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