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SCSI Director 4.0

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SCSI_Director_INFO.zip (4.62 KB)
MD5: 7036b286489fb19494da7d6d54493aa7
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Transoft_SCSI_Director.sit (328.77 KB)
MD5: 9a15e19cc9dbabb883314d7de010ef9e
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This app works with: Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Transoft_SCSI_Director.sit - SCSI Director standalone Application
Uploaded 9/10/2014
There is no boot disk included in this SIT, just the program.
I've gotten it to work under Mac OS 9 without issue with an old 1GB hard drive, so I'm assuming that everything in between will also properly work.

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SCSI_Director_INFO.zip - Read Me and Boot Disk Notes .txt files

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Transoft SCSI Director 4
-Bootable Disk Image (System 7.1.2)
-Can format, initialize and install drivers for many types of SCSI Disk Drives

Found this floppy disk amongst my father's collection.
Thanks Dad for getting me into Apple Macintosh systems early on.

READ ME:

New Features in SCSI Director 4.0

Entirely New Interface
We have made major changes to the interface. Please let us know what you think.

Device Information Window
The Device Information Window contains information such as the vendor, product and firmware. Shortcut: Double clicking on the device in the main window will bring up the Device Information Window.

Hilight Color
Now uses the Hilight Color selected from the Color Control Panel.

Copy a Folder or File
Copy routines are now based on completely new code and have an elegant interface.

BUS/LUN Popup Menu
In the main window you can select different buses (replaces the slot command). Any 4.3 registered bus will appear. In addition any supported third party SCSI Accelerator will appear in the Popup Menu.

Efficient Driver
Our driver intelligently shares one copy of the driver among all the devices it controls. When you start using LUNs this can save a lot of memory. On average 30 to 50K can be saved for each device. If you have 2 buses with 7 SCSI IDs each and use LUNs on all that allows for 98 devices (2 buses x 7 IDs x 7 LUNs). For more information about LUNs see below.

LUNs (Logical Unit Numbers)
LUN Support requires SCSI Manager 4.3 or an ATTO SiliconExpress Card. Each SCSI ID can have up to 7 LUNs. Most devices currently only support LUN 0. But if you add a LUN Translator (ATTO SCSI Expander) you can add up to 7 devices while using only one ID. This is one way to add more than 7 devices. For more information about ATTO SCSI Expander call ATTO Technology at (716) 691-1999.

Default Driver Options
Support removable media is turned on by default for now.
Use Flashing Warning Message (DataGuard) is turned on.
You can change the above options by using the Driver Options command in the Special Menu or by holding down the option key when selecting the drive icon when doing an Install.

Detect Illegal Removal, Use Flashing Warning Message or Removable Media Support may cause conflicts with ATTO's PCI card. We are looking into the problem but for now users should turn off the following driver options:

Detect Illegal Removal
Use Flashing Warning Message
Removable Media Support

Progress Bar Added for Verify Command
A progress bar has been added for the verify/verify and reassign commands.

Drive Optimizations Added
Quantum Capella
Quantum Maverick
Quantum Daytona
Quantum Fireball
Quantum Trailblazer
Quantum Lightning
Quantum Grand Prix
Quantum Atlas

Format Progress Indication
Drives that support the Immed bit and Progress Indication will now display a progress bar when formatting. So far the only drives we have found that support this feature are IBMs, please let us know if you are aware of any others.

Support for IDs 0-15
Allows user to display IDs 0-15 on SCSI Manager 4.3 buses that support higher IDs. Two additional buttons (+8, and -8) will appear. Dynamic SCSI IDs for devices with IDs 7 through 15 will not be displayed (this will be fixed in a future release).

Support for mounting CD-ROMs in CD-ROM Burners
Added support for the following CD-ROM Burners: JVC XR-W2001, Yamaha CDR100 and Pinnacle RCD-1000.

Support for Large Volumes (2 TB Volumes)
Support for volumes over 4 Gigabytes has been added (maximum volume size of 2 Terabytes). Support for large volumes is available on the new PCI Machines (9500, 8500, 7500, 7200, etc.). File size is still limited to 2 GB. Using large volumes will result in a huge amount of wasted space per file so it would be advisable to only use such sizes for large files. Large volumes are not compatible with older system software.

Large Volume Support will also be available in a future System 7.5 Update (probably 2.0) for the original Power Macs and 68040 machines but may require patches to be installed on the hard disk.

Users running System 7.5 can have volumes up to 4 GB. Older system software is restricted to 2 GB although rumors have it that some system software may start to act strange at or above the 1.6 GB limit.

Digital Audio Extraction
Use audio directly from a CD in your QuickTime or multimedia project. (Requires a CD-ROM capable of Digital Audio Extraction, i.e. Sony CDU-561, Sony CDU-8003, Sony CDU-8003A, Matsushita CR-8004, Plextor PX-43C, and Plextor 45C, JVC XR-W2001, Yamaha CDR100).

Addition Commands added to Navigate LUNs
Two commands have been added to the Setup Menu: Search for LUNs and Display LUNs. Display LUNs allows the user to jump to another LUN if they are already looking at one (this way they don't have to jump back to a bus and then to a LUN). The Search for LUNs command will go out and scan the current bus for any devices on LUNs and will display a
red light by any ID that does have a device at a LUN.

List of Current Vendor Logos
Here is a list of the vendors that we currently display logos for in the Device Inquiry Window. Several more will be added prior to our final release. If you would like to see a logo changed or added please inform us.
ATTO
BusLogic
Avid
Chinon
Conner
Digital
Fujitsu
Hewlett Packard
IBM
Iomega
Maxtor
Maxoptix
Micronet
Micropolis
Microtek
MOST
NCR
NEC
Quantum
Seagate
Sony
SyQuest
Teac
Umax

The following just some of the features that are available in the Pro version. If you would like to order the Pro version or get more information please contact us at the address and phone number below.

Block Display
New Viewer lets you read the next or previous blocks (formerly called Show a Sector).

Copy Device/Backup Device/Restore Device
Commands now work from Bus to Bus, Bus to Lun etc.

Native Code
The application now uses native code. The driver is still in 68K code and probably will not be native until the release of Copland. Even if the driver were native, it would affect performance because of the number of Mode Switches involved (the SCSI Manager and File System on current Power Macs still runs in emulation).

New CD-Remote DA
Recompiled to work under Metrowerks.

Test Feature
Now graphs as the test is conducted. Graphs can be saved and opened for comparison. Note: Older test results will not work with this version.

Transoft Corporation
1150 Coast Village Road, Suite H
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 565-5200
(805) 565-5208 fax
AppleLink: TRANSOFT
Internet: Transoft@Applelink.Apple.com

Thank you for purchasing SCSI Director 4.0.

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BOOT DISK NOTES:

[Start of File]
Modified: 11-11-94
by: Gary Wong

* Notes on the high density System 7.1 boot disk *

Many people have had problems making a bootable disk so we did it for you. Keep in mind we aren't perfect so if you do have problems/bug reports please tell us about it.

Warning: Although this disk boots on all machines with a high density drive do not use it for a universal system because many of the resources that you would need have been removed (i.e., appletalk, balloon help, the communications toolbox, etc.).

Until the next major system software release this disk should boot on all machines given the proper enabler. All of the current enablers have been included. For those of you who would like to free up some more space on the disk you can remove some of the unnecessary enablers but be advised that you should only do this on a backup. Also since the system software has been stripped to the bare essentials most applications will crash.

The following is a list of all of the enablers:
001 IIvx & IIvi - included on SCSI Director™ Installer
003 LC III - included on SCSI Director™ Installer
040 Centris 610, 650 & Quadra 800
088 660 AV and 840 AV
111 No longer necessary for the PowerBook 160 & 180 so it has been omitted
121 No longer necessary for the PowerBook 165c so it has been omitted
131 PowerBook 160, 165c, 180, 180c - included on SCSI Director™ Installer
201 No longer necessary for the PowerBook Duo 210 & 230 so it has been omitted
304 Performa 600 - not included
308 Performa 450 - not included
401 Color Classic - included on SCSI Director™ Installer
403 LC 520 - not included
404 MacTV - not included
065 LC 575 - not included
Duo All PowerBook Duos - included on SCSI Director™ Installer
PowerBook 500 Enabler - PowerBook 520/540
Power Macintosh Enabler - Power Macintosh 6100/7100/8100

The following machines do not need any enabler:
IIx, IIcx, IIci, IIfx, IIsi
LC, LC II, Performa 400
SE/30
Portable
Classic, Classic II, Performa 200
Quadra 700, Quadra 900, Quadra 950
PowerBook 100, 140, 170, 145, 145b
In theory the disk will work on a Plus, SE or II equipped with a high density drive.

If your machine is not on either of the above lists then you need to copy the enabler into the system folder of the boot disk. You will find the enabler in the system folder of the Installmefirst diskette included with your computer. The name of the file will be of the form "System Enabler XXX" where X would be a number.

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Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

The following machines do not need any enabler:
IIx, IIcx, IIci, IIfx, IIsi
LC, LC II, Performa 400
SE/30
Portable
Classic, Classic II, Performa 200
Quadra 700, Quadra 900, Quadra 950
Powerbook 100, 140, 170, 145, 145b
In theory the disk will work on a Plus, SE or II equipped with a high density drive.

If your machine is not on either of the above lists then you need to copy the enabler into the system folder of the boot disk. You will find the enabler in the system folder of the Installmefirst diskette included with your computer. The name of the file will be of the form "System Enabler XXX" where X would be a number.

Comments

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2014, August 4 - 4:12pm

The architecture an application consists of can be checked with NativeChecker.
For sure, an 68k-only application runs often on PowerPC hardware as well.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, August 4 - 2:25pm

Carbonized? Surely not

Nope, neither is it PPC, the app is 68k coded only.

BTW, I was able to mount the image by adding it externally to the list of drives in B2. I didn't attempt booting it as yet. But yes, as mrdav says. Its preferable to get disk images in a protective wrapper, and preferably Stuffit ".sit", for old Mac softwares.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2014, August 4 - 10:11am

This img does not mount with Disc Copy 6. However Toast 5 will mount it (Whew!). As a general rule, img files should be uploaded in a protective wrapper such as Stuffit, since uploading a naked img file will usually result in a corrupted image.

Carbonized? Surely not.