Patching HD SC Setup 7.3.5
All versions of Apple's HD SC Setup program only recognize Apple supplied SCSI harddisks. The reason for this is not totally clear; most likely it is because Apple does not want to be bothered with people asking support when they cannot get an obscure brand of harddisk working.
However, it is a nuisance. Sometimes it might be advisable to use Apple's disk drivers (put on the disk with HD SC Setup) since these might work best with the latest release of the SCSI Manager.
During the last years a number of people have come up with patches for the various HD SC Setup versions. Some of these work, some don't. The best one I have found follows. I have picked this one since it patches HD SC Setup 7.3.5 (which is the latest version, found to work well with SCSI Manager 4.3), using ResEdit 2.1.3 by altering just one (!) byte.
WARNING: Although simple; this patch is not for the faint of heart. Using ResEdit can and will cause damage to your programs and/or data if not properly used. If in doubt, don't do it.
You can click here to download a program that automatically patches your copy of HD SC Setup 7.3.5
What to do:
When you have followed these instructions, the saved HD SC Setup 7.3.5 should be able to recognize, initialize (format and install drivers) and test your drive.
- If you don't own ResEdit 2.1.3, you can click here to download it (646 Kb).
- If you don't own HD SC Setup 7.3.5, you can click here to download it (90 Kb).
- Open HD SC Setup 7.3.5 within ResEdit 2.1.3
- Open the resource called "wfwr" ID 67.
- Change this byte from "00" to "FF".
- Save HD SC Setup 7.3.5 and close ResEdit 2.1.3
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