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GCC HyperDrive Software & Drivers

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HyperDrive_V2R1.sit_.bin (344.88 KB)
MD5: d6eba4d3b9808ddaf42f327ca66f0477
For System 1 - 5
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HyperDrive_V3R1.sit_.bin (578.88 KB)
MD5: 162f46ec35d6c20efcbca5c06fe31e43
For System 1 - 5
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HyperDrive_V3R2.sit_.hqx (709.22 KB)
MD5: a8b6051f84d3283c943ab000233d063f
For System 1 - 5
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HyperDrive_FX_FI_3.0.sit_.hqx (548.77 KB)
MD5: 59a3d2f6798d617ba35f7245ee4db4fe
For System 1 - 5
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HyperDrive_FX_FI_4.0.sit_.hqx (1.06 MB)
MD5: 8b155e55a0fa7c641065f6d1705cf685
For System 1 - 5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (611.78 KB)
MD5: ebaec657c49e74316b3cb5151a02d265
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (167.58 KB)
MD5: 2452652d24061eaa53d6190103305ff8
For System 1 - 5
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This app works with: Mini vMac Mini vMac II

This is the software and drivers for the famous HyperDrive internal hard drive upgrade for the original Macintosh 128k, 512k, and Plus by General Computer Corporation.

V2R1 has a smaller memory footprint and is best suited for non-upgraded 128k & 512k, but will also work with Plus.

V3R1 has added support for HFS and HyperDrive 2000 upgrade. It will work with 128k, 512k, and Plus.

V3R2 has added support for Finder 6/System 4.2 and HFS. This release can only be used on a 128k ROM computer (512ke or Plus) with an 800K floppy drive. Warning: V3R2 does not support the use of HyperTools. For diagnostic, defragmentation, and repairs, you must boot from the V3R1 HyperTools disk first.

HyperDrive FX/FI software is for the external SCSI attached HyperDrive hard drive, or the internal version of the same (SCSI) drive for the Macintosh Plus, not the original HyperDrive. are recreations of the labels for the floppy disks. Included is the Avery 5196 floppy disk template. is a slight modification of HyperDrive-Labels, in PDF format, showing bitmapped icons of the main apps for clarity as well as the size of disk (400K or 800K) on back. Copyright dates were edited to reflect the date of the software on disk. This PDF is useful in cases where Avery labels cannot be purchased. Just print on an uncut A4 sized label sheet and manually cut with an Xacto Razor Knife using the outlines as a guide.

The Manual links above are to two versions of the complete User's Manual scanned to PDF and OCR'd to make them searchable. The 2nd Edition manual covers the operation of both Hyperdrive and Hyperdrive 20.

Dealer's Install Guide PDF
Dealer Install Manual is incomplete as some pages are missing. However, it still contains most of the important information for installation or removal of a HyperDrive system.
Architecture: 68k

Macintosh 128k, 512k, and Plus.


Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2020, March 5 - 4:57pm

I've just ran into this page and saw the photos - that's an amazing machine. The HyperDrive was the first internal Macintosh hard disk if I recall correctly? There had only been external hard disks before that one. Thanks for the upload!

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, October 27 - 3:26am

The true manual needs to be moved out of the software section


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by EkriirkE - 2017, October 26 - 9:25pm

The true manual needs to be moved out of the software section, and the manual in the manual section is just for installation not usage

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by tanaquil - 2016, May 9 - 3:01pm

Thanks for sorting out the information on all those uploads!