What. A. Beast. This thing is huge. I acquired it from an unexpected win on an eBay auction. This came with an untested Apple PDS PowerPC Upgrade Card and I expected it to go for a lot more than the sub-$100 price I got it for. It doesn't have a CDROM or Ethernet Card (although it has the Apple Ethernet port, but I don't have an adapter), so I wont be doing much with it straight away. The only IO mechanism is the floppy, but who has floppy drives in their machines anymore?
The purchase of this Quadra will be my entrance into the Vintage Macintosh arena. I'm going to upgrade and expand where possible, detailing the process along the way.... I can't imagine it's going to be easy to find all of the necessary parts and/or information, so all help is greatly appreciated.
The following table is a list of posts details specific items I've either added or upgraded. I'll be adding to it as I publish more pages...
Quadra 950 Upgrades & Plans
The following list is not in any specific order. There's some great sites as well as standard marketing guff.
- Wikipedia: Macintosh Quadra 950
- Lowend Mac: Quadra 950 – Great information and a lot of upgrade guides.
- Everymac: Quadra 950
- Apple History: Quadra 950 – Cool photo gallery of the case.
- Apple: Macintosh Quadra 950: Technical Specifications
- Shrine of Apple: Quadra 950
- Apple Fool: Quadra 950
- Computing History: Quadra 950
- ACRPC.NET: Vintage Virtual Computer Museum: Quadra 950
- Apple: Quadra 800, 900 & 950: Frequently Asked Questions (11/95)
- Apple: Macintosh Quadra 950: Expansion Slots
- Apple: Macintosh Quadra 950: Integrated Circuits
- Spare parts list for the Quadra 950.
- Repair guides: How to take apart and repair the Apple Macintosh Quadra 900/950/WorkStation 95 computers
- USENET Archives: Letter on release of Quadra 950
- MacRumous: Quadra 950
- Kevin Omura's site that has great pics of the internals. – Great site, shows the case in detail.
- Jag's House: Quadra 950
- Quadra 950 Manual
- Apple PDS PPC Card Manual
- Jam up to 8 SCSI Disks in a Quadra 950?
- Macintosh Quadra 950