[lisa] Re: Looking for a Widget or Profile drive

From: Ray Arachelian <ray_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 10:56:47 -0500

See: <http://SigmaSevenSystems.com/xprofile> for a modern replacement.

It's basically a seagate 5MB drive with a special controller from Apple. It's not formatted in a normal way, so if you just have the same seagate MFM drive, it won't work. Stock drives lack a special ROM that allows it to be low level formatted. It's possible to low level format these using an Apple II/III with the appropriate replacement eeprom + software on the Apple II/III.

If all you wanted to run is MacWorks, I believe that SunRemarketing had a SCSI card a very long time ago, but these are just as hard to find.

Judda wrote:

>Hi all,
>Can anyone recommend any places other than Ebay to search for a
>replacement Widget (or Profile) drive, for my "floppy only" XL ?
>Where there any other drives made at the time that could be hooked up
>to the Lisa ? I am thinking that the Widget must just basically be an
>old MFM drive ?
>Also what is the "special hardware" that SunRem use to LLF a Widget ?

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