It is running OS X10.4.7.
I have not looked but I am sure I have all of the original disks somewhere.
I appreciate your suggestions.
I was looking at the
1.0TB HGST Ultrastar A7K2000 7200RPM SATA Enterprise Class HD with 32MB Cache. Energy Efficient, Enterprise Reliability 3.5" Serial ATA 3Gb/1.5Gb Hard Drive with 5yr HGST Factory Warranty. (0A39289)
Just $119, but it does not specify that it will work with my emac
FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA interfaces
Mac and PC compatible - $99
Both of which appear to be a deal compared to my original idea of buying a second Air Port Express, and reprogram the iomega.
I also think the suggestion to find a vintage mac forum is a good idea. Please let me know if you know of one. MARCH was the first user friendly forum I stumbled into.
I have never used a chat room style forum before but I plan on suggesting the format to my son's school booster club and our Sunday School for virtual meetings.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Matt Patoray <mspatoray@...> wrote:
> It will use either USB 1.1 or FireWire 400, or if u have another mac you can just get a 6 pin to 6 pin FireWire cable boot the eMac in FireWire target disc mode and copy over what you want to keep.
> As for drives you can get something that is guaranteed Mac compatable at other world computing www.macsales.com or look on ePay for something by LaCie
> What version of the MacOS are you running?
> Hope this helps,
> Sent from my iPhone
> On May 30, 2012, at 3:52 PM, Dmmmmcom <dmmmmcom@...> wrote:
> > I know most of you guys don't know Apples from your blueberry preserves :) but can someone advise me on buying a new back up storage unit?
> > I want to clean up my emac by first backing it up to an external drive and then restoring the software. But I am unsure about what to buy?
> > (Just kidding about the fruit...)
> > Thanks,
> > Denise
> > On May 30, 2012, at 1:25 PM, "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...> wrote:
> >> I'm going to reserve a hotel room. People can chip in later.
> >> Also HOPE is giving us a locking storage room for overnight. Nobody will use it but us.
> > =