Hard or Soft? Q Drive
Posted on 1997-05-14
my q drive won't mount-it says drive is not ready-make sure drive is correctly spun up More Info: I have a MacIntosh Quadra 800 hard drive w 40 MEG RAM using System 7.5.3 and update 2.0 It has a 100 meg ZIP drive (this is the problem drive) and also it has 200 mg SYQUEST drive, a 21" Rasterops monitor: and a Microtek ScanMaker 600zs-scans 8 x 10 max color flatbed scanner,
THE 100 mg ZIP external hard drive won't mount WHEN I STARTUP:
it DOES MOUNT SOMETIMES LATER NOT without a big fight.
I've been told by computer repair men that my hard drive is going and should maybe be replaced? My friend suggested a Power PC Performa 6400/200 & VRAM Card with 32mb of Ram (My sister, who is submitting this to you says this is way too small and stupid for my desktop publishing/graphics business, which is a big user of Photoshop, Quark, PageMaketer, etc.: my sister feels that what really needs to be done is REPLACE THE DRIVE and upgrade the Quadra to PowerMac via board/chip. Any comments? to this slightly more comprehevsive statement of the problem