Getting data of an old AST-4074-MAC hard drive

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by dstehle, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. dstehle macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have an SE (2-floppy port only) that also had a remote hard drive - an AST-4074-MAC.

    The SE is dead, but I think the hard drive might still work and I'd like to get the old files off it and copied to my PC (win7).

    Digging around I see that I might be able to get a SCSI to USB adaptor to connect it to the PC, and using an emulator program (http://www.emulators.com/explorer.htm) be able to read the AST and copy files to the PC.

    Has anyone done anything like this before? Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,


    David
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    SCSI to USB adapter are hard to find and expensive. I don't think anything short of another Mac will be able to read that drive.
     
  3. tdiaz macrumors 6502

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    You're absolutely best off using a Mac to read it, though MacDrive from MediaFour will do a decent job if the drive is hooked to Windows.

    SCSI to USB is pricey, rare and voodoo. If that is truly your only option, you're better off getting a SCSI card for a desktop PC and using MacDrive.

    Depending on location, you might just be able to find someone who can hook it up, and burn a CD, like what I do with drives here.

    This is all assuming the drive still works.
     

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