Saturday, February 4, 2023
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Video: Vintage PowerBook 1400cs/166 using DaynaFile 5.25″ PC floppies

Niles Mitchell usually loves to get old tech — usually antique storage — working with new Apple products like the iPhone and iPad, but in today’s video, he hooks a vintage PowerBook 1400cs/166 up to a piece of early Apple history. The antique drive is a DaynaFile, an external drive from the 1980s that let Macs of the time read and write PC-formatted 5.25- and 3.5-inch floppy disks.

If you love seeing these old pieces of tech working (or in some cases, refusing to work) with Apple devices old or new, be sure to subscribe to Mitchell’s YouTube channel.

Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!