Apple Macintosh SE/30 Specs
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The Apple Macintosh SE/30 features a 16 MHz 68030 processor, 1 MB or 4 MB of RAM, and the option of a 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive -- standard in M5390 and M5361 configurations -- in a compact all-in-one case with a 9" monochrome display.
In basic terms, the SE/30 is a Macintosh IIx in the same small all-in-one housing as the Macintosh SE. Like the earlier Macintosh SE, the SE/30 has a PDS expansion slot rather than the NuBus slots introduced by the Macintosh II line.
The SE/30 is the fastest and most expandable monochrome compact Mac and is considered by many fans of Apple hardware to be the best Mac of all time.
For additional information on the Macintosh SE/30, also check out the excellent Macintosh SE Support Pages.
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||January 19, 1989
||October 21, 1991
||The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 1989.
||The Macintosh SE/30 has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
|System Bus Speed:
||Cache Bus Speed:
||*The Macintosh SE/30 ROM is "32-bit dirty."
||Min. RAM Speed:
||1 MB, 4 MB
||*The ROM is "32-bit dirty" and requires the usage of 32-bit addressing and the MODE32 system extension or a ROM swap from a Macintosh IIsi or Macintosh IIfx to use 128 MB of RAM. With the default SE/30 ROM, which only supports 24-bit addressing, the SE/30 is limited to 8 MB of RAM using eight 1 MB SIMMs.
|Standard Hard Drive:
||40 MB, 80 MB*
||Int. HD Interface:
||*Offered with either a 40 MB or 80 MB internal SCSI hard drive. The M5392 configuration shipped without a hard drive.
||1.44 MB (Auto)
||*Two front-facing 3.5" drive bays occupied by default with a 1.44 MB disk drive and a hard drive, respectively. There is no external "slot" for a second disk drive.
|Apple Order No:
||*M5392 refers to the configuration with 1 MB of RAM and a 1.44 MB floppy disk drive. M5390 refers to the configuration with 1 MB of RAM, a 1.44 MB floppy drive, and a 40 MB hard drive. M5361 refers to the configuration with 4 MB of RAM, a 1.44 MB floppt drive, and an 80 MB hard drive.
|Apple Model No:
|Original Mac OS:
||Supported Mac OS:
||Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.
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||13.6 x 9.69 x 10.9
||19.5 lbs (8.8 kg)
||In inches - height by width by depth, (34.5 cm, 24.6 cm, 27.7 cm).
||Est. Current Retail:
||*As a collector's item, it still may retain value.
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