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.