Apple ]['s were NOT Macs...they never had internal HD'sThe same drive mechanism would also be offered 6 months later as a built-in drive option on the Macintosh II and SE.
As was the Lisa 2. (Although it could run Macintosh software with the MacWorks software - and was later modified into the "Macintosh XL", which was just a Lisa 2 with MacWorks as the default system.)Nope. Apple //c, //e and //gs were sold along side Macs, back in the day.
You're a giving a ton of conflicting information on the Mac side. Are you *sure* you're not thinking of something like a Apple IIgs, which had a MacPaint like application available for it? No internal hard drive. Color. Also the capability of 'big' floppies (5.25").It was definitely Macintosh II, had Color QuickDraw as the base.
There was the prototype IIgs "Mark Twain" that had a built in HDD and 3.5" drive, but it wasn't in production so you could not count that.The following Macs were available both with and without an internal hard drive:
SE, II, IIx, Classic, LC. The IIcx, IIci, IIfx, and Portable *MAY* have been available that way, but would have been custom-ordered.
Of those, the SE, II, IIx, LC, IIfx, and Portable were also available with dual floppy drives. Fairly common on the SE, II, and LC, marginally common on the IIx and IIfx, REALLY uncommon on the Portable.
And, yeah, the IIgs would be a possibility, only it doesn't have a built-in floppy drive. It could have had both a 5.25" and 3.5" drive, though. (Mine has two of each connected right now.)
The only machine I can think of that would have had a "huge floppy" built in, *PLUS* an external 3.5" drive would be the original Apple IIc. It's the only computer Apple ever made that has an internal 5.25" drive that can also take a 3.5" drive externally.
And I don't think you could be referring to a caddy-load CD-ROM drive (which can look a little like a 5.25" floppy drive, if you squint hard enough,) because no machine with an internal CD-ROM drive can take an external floppy drive.
I'm thinking you had a IIgs with both a 5.25" and a 3.5" drive.
(Unless you have the drives backwards; and it was a system with an internal 3.5" drive, and EXTERNAL 5.25" drive. It may have been an SE or II with the PC Drive card and PC Drive, an external 5.25" drive compatible only with 360 KB PC floppies, not Apple II floppies, and came with software for reading PC floppies.)
Well, not sure what you mean by "QuickDraw with nothing in it.", as QuickDraw is the API used to display things on the screen in the classic Mac OS. It's not an OS itself, or a drawing program itself.It DIDN'T have the small floppy, we had a unidrive next to it on the side. It DID have the big floppy built in. And yes, it was QuickDraw with nothing in it.
We need to take this one step at a time. Here are two diskettes - the first one is 3.5" and the second is 5.25":I am sure it was Color QuickDraw and the 5.25" was built in.
Not on a Mac. AFAIK, Apple built three machines with a built in 5.25" floppy drive - the Lisa, the Apple III, and the Apple IIc. As was previously mentioned, the IIc is the only one of the three that can also have an external 3.5" drive as well.Isn't it possible to have had the 5.25" as a built in OPTION?
Yes, they didn't have bigger ones did they?Not on a Mac. AFAIK, Apple built three machines with a built in 5.25" floppy drive - the Lisa, the Apple III, and the Apple IIc. As was previously mentioned, the IIc is the only one of the three that can also have an external 3.5" drive as well.
Are you SURE you were dealing with a 5.25" floppy?
Not as far as Apple is concerned - no.Yes, they didn't have bigger ones did they?