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Pjotr 18th August 2007 12:32 PM

Recovering old Macintosh HFS HDs on a PC ?

I have some old 20 Mb Mac hard disks in my archive with a SCSI-1 interface. I want to recover the data on these disks on my PC.

Any suggestions for a (cheap) SCSI card and software that can handle the HFS file system without much hassle?

Cheers ;)

theAnonymous1 18th August 2007 05:47 PM

You can extract HFS data with the program ISOBuster. A suitable SCSI card can be found on fleaPay for just a few bucks.

Geek 18th August 2007 11:39 PM

Do you or a friend have a Linux box? You could mount the HFS directly and extract it.


Pjotr 19th August 2007 01:57 PM

Hi Geek,

No, I have no Linux box myself but I will ask the Linux heads at my work this week. Good suggestion. Did try it some years ago with Basilisk II on a NT4 system but with no success. Point is these disks are partitioned under the old system 7.

Maybe I will give it an other try with Basilisk under W2K and an other SCSI card. Seems Basilisk is also ported to Linux now.

Cheers ;)

planet10 19th August 2007 05:53 PM


Originally posted by Pjotr
Basilisk is also ported to Linux now.
I'd love to get Basilisk (or similar) working on my G4 (or a new Intel Mac).

If you weren't so far away i could help. I have old SCSI Macs as well as an Adaptec 2906 (somewhere) for my G4. I could probably scare up a PC SCSI card too (i've been giving them away as fast as i can -- one used to come with almost every scanner we sold)


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