FWB Disk Utility

134 words

1K on disk

December 1985

FWB Disk Utility

Among those who worked with SCSI hard drives and Macs in the 1980s, one question always came up: Silverlining or FWB? The question was one of disk formatters — which utility did you use to erase new disks, set the interleave for the speed of the SCSI bus on your Mac, and otherwise work with mass storage?

Although by the time I used these programs I associated them with their respective hardware bundlers (FWB and LaCie), apparently at least the FWB utility had its origins in pure software. Or that’s the impression I get from this ad found in a December 1985 copy of MacUser:

Apparently in this stage of the game, the real market was for utilities to break disk-based copy-protection so that users could install programs on their serial hard drives.

FWB Disk Utility
Kind: MacHistory Document
Size: 1340 bytes, accounts for 1K on disk
Where:Software, internal drive
Created:Friday, December 6, 1985 at 11:39 PM
Modified:Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 11:55 PM