Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mac Pro Upgrades

Yesterday my new memory DIMMS arrived and my Mac Pro now has 48GB of memory.  Recently I also added USB 3.0 Raid with the HighPoint RocketU 1444CM PCIe card.  This thing really rocks.  I have an old school RS-232 Serial card (PCIe) on the way too.  I'll be able to hook up one of my USR Courier modems for a Fax server.  You wouldn't believe what a pain it is to find old tech these days, but yes folks, dial-up internet is still alive and kicking, and makes a good backup sometimes.  Cable isn't everywhere if yo live in the sticks or travel a lot.

I also bought some more SERIOUSLY old tech.  My Mac Pro now has a 3.5" Floppy drive (USB).  I have about 300 old diskettes with information on them that I truly need.  Now I'll be able to transfer the information to a more modern media format.  I probably won't have much or any use for the drive after that, but hey, it's way cheap.


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