"Wow, I just found a MDD G4 at the local Salvation Army store for $25.
This one's pretty sweet... a 2003 Firewire 800 model.
Dual 1.25 GHz CPUs / 167 MHz system bus.
ATI Radeon 9000.
2 GB RAM
I put 10.4.11 on it and put the second door to work…"
"The press release for the 8600 stated 'Near' broadcast quality performance - hmmm...
Not happy with the video capture performance at 640x480 - too many dropped frames.
Next step, an Adaptec 2940u2W scsi controller card to improve data…"
"Thanks for the info, I'm still learning what this 8600 can do.
My first copy of Premiere 5.0 came bundled with a Matrox capture card and breakout box, a very good deal at the time!
The drive I found on eBay for $9.95 is a Seagate 10,000 RPM…"
I had an extra 2GB drive that would work for the system and I found that the newer scsi drives are cheaper and faster than the old 50 pin drives.
With an adapter, this 38 GB Quantum will make a good secondary drive."
"Just one more thing to check.
So far, better than expected.
Next, open it up and....
So that's the trouble - upper left cage empty (no hard drive).
No dust bunnies either, this case is really clean.
"As a classic Mac fan I get a kick out of occasionally using my collection and I've had a hankering to do some retro NTSC video editing.
To my dissapointment I discovered that the wings personality card in my beige desktop G3 could only…"