Where can I learn more about BlueSCSI?
For BlueSCSI v2: https://github.com/BlueSCSI/BlueSCSI-v2
For BlueSCSI v1: https://github.com/erichelgeson/BlueSCSI
Which firmware version of BlueSCSI do you install?
We always ship the latest version of the firmware.
For BlueSCSI v2, it’s version 2023.01.25
For BlueSCSI v1, it’s version 20221203, with the USB bootloader. This means that you will be able to upgrade your BlueSCSI v1 yourself in the future, using a USB cable and the instructions found here.
Can I update the firmware myself?
For BlueSCSI v2: Yes, absolutely! You just need a USB cable and the instructions.
For BlueSCSI v1: The firmware version can be found on the VERSION line of the log file that BlueSCSI keeps on the microSD card.
If your BlueSCSI firmware is 20220411 or later, you can update it through USB.
If it’s older, you will need to own an ST-Link and go through a fairly risky procedure to do so. Alternatively, we can upgrade your firmware for you so that it’s upgradeable via USB in the future. Choose the “Upgrade to the latest firmware” article in the shop above. You will mail your BlueSCSI to us, we will do the procedure for you and mail it back. A detailed procedure will be provided after purchase.
More information is available here.
Does BlueSCSI work on my machine?
We successfully tested BlueSCSI on these machines:
- Macintosh Plus (with additional power)
- Macintosh SE/30
- Macintosh LC
- Macintosh LC III
- Macintosh LC 475
- Macintosh IIcx
- Macintosh IIci
- Macintosh Colour Classic
- Mystic Macintosh Colour Classic
- Macintosh Quadra 660av
- Power Macintosh 7100
- Power Macintosh 8500
Many more machines are supported, including some samplers and Amiga. The full list can be found right here.
Where do you ship to?
We ship from Belgium to all continental European countries, and all countries of the European Union. So far, we have users in the following places:
🇦🇹 Austria, 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇭🇷 Croatia, 🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇫🇷 France, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇬🇷 Greece, 🇭🇺 Hungary, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇱🇺 Luxembourg, 🇳🇱 the Netherlands, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇵🇱 Poland, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇷🇴 Romania, 🇸🇰 Slovakia, 🇸🇮 Slovenia, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇸🇪 Sweden, 🇨🇭 Switzerland and 🇬🇧 United Kingdom.
We also ship to the following countries (you could be the first customer there!):
🇦🇱 Albania, 🇦🇩 Andorra, 🇧🇾 Belarus, 🇧🇾 Bosnia and Herzegovina, 🇬🇪 Georgia, 🇬🇱 Groenland, 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein, 🇲🇩 Moldavia, 🇲🇨 Monaco, 🇲🇪 Montenegro, 🇷🇸 Serbia, 🇹🇷 Turkey, 🇺🇦 Ukraine and 🇻🇦 the Vatican.
We try and find the best possible shipping options for your country.
If your country is not in these lists, take a look at the other BlueSCSI sellers. Chances are that someone will be able to help you.
Can I track my parcel?
Depending on where you live, we try to offer traceable shipment. Check the shipping options offered to you at checkout.
How long does it take, and what do I get?
We ship generally within a week of your order, sometimes less. In most cases, it takes between 5 and 10 business days to arrive. The padded envelope contains your order and instructions.
What’s your return policy?
Every fully assembled BlueSCSI is tested on actual hardware (a Macintosh IIci) before shipment. It must be able to boot the machine fully and perform sustained read and write tests. In the unlikely event your fully assembled BlueSCSI is not functional upon arrival, you have a 14 days window to return it and we’ll refund you.
We do not offer returns on the kits. But if you need help or pointers, get in touch.
How can I get in touch with you?
If you have any question or request, get in touch on Twitter (I’m less and less there), on Mastodon or by e-mail: bluescsi at onegeekarmy.eu (all together). You can sometimes find me on the Discord server for BlueSCSI.
I’ve seen people sell BlueSCSI online but they’re not listed on the official sellers page. Can I trust them?
However, BlueSCSI is an open source and open hardware community project. By selling BlueSCSI without permission, these resellers go against the terms of the license. They choose to profit from the work and the active collaboration of the community, without contributing themselves.
The official sellers are all active members of the community and, by supporting them, you support the project as a whole.
What is the “Platinum” color?
It’s a light grey color that closely matches the tint of the “Snow White” design language used in the early Macintoshes and the late Apple II.
What’s this “Disk Jockey” thing I’ve heard about?
Disk Jockey is a macOS application I wrote in my spare time to help you create blank disk images for your BlueSCSI (or any other device or emulator that works with disk images). It has its own page explaining it all.