Apple SuperDrive gives Macintosh SE supersized storage

August 1, 1989: Apple gives the Macintosh a storage bubble, thanks to the new SuperDrive. Suitable for processing floppy disks with 1.4 MB of storage.

In the field of portable storage, this is a big step forward for most Mac owners. Double Side Density (SSDD) Double Sided Double Density (SSDD) disks and 800K Double Sided Double Density (DDSD) disks used at that time.

Apple SuperDrive makes Mac SE FDHD super versatile

In additi to storing 1.4 MB of data, the Apple SuperDrive was able to read and write IBM-sized diskettes and 3.5-inch DOS disks (provided you had the right software). Like the amount of storage, both formats now sound outdated. But at the time they made the Mac e of the most versatile Macs out there. It can read and write all standard floppy disk formats.

(Incidentally, if you're looking for a Mac SE, the Mac SE FDHD is reading or writing 400K or 800K 3.5-inch floppy disks today virtually impossible with modern technology.)

Introduced in 1987, the Macintosh was overshadowed by the launch of the technically superior Mac II, which was advertised as a first Macintosh computer to support colors.

In a move that Steve Jobs had to be with Apple, the Mac was the first Macintosh with an internal fan to cool compents. That made it noisy to use, but to a higher life expectancy.

Nevertheless, the Mac SE FDHD got a loyal follower. The first compact Macintosh with an internal drive for a secd floppy drive, it was also the first expandable Mac.

It was an attempt to create a Mac for companies. And although it looked almost the same as the original Macintosh from 1984, it ctained a number of impressive improvements under the name of processing power.

The Mac was e of the first Macs I have ever seen. Although it took me a few years to become a fan, it is a computer that I will always remember for how far the competiti occurred.

I am not the ly e in my Mac SE love. Mac OS spent the first few seass Jerry's desk Seinfeld, before it was replaced by PowerBook Duo, Macintosh 6100 and finally a twentieth anniversary Macintosh.

Do you still know the Macintosh SE? Leave your thoughts and memories below.

Source: Cultofmac

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