MaxxBoxx 730/200

The MaxxBoxx 730/200 is based on the Tanzania II motherboard (also used in the Power Mac 6500) and shipped with a 200 MHz PowerPC 604e CPU. The cube-shaped case has a whopping 10 drive bays. MaxxBoxx clones were only sold in Germany.

MaxxBoxx Macintosh cloneTanzania-based computers will not boot with a dead PRAM battery. Try replacing the battery before attempting to replace the power supply on a “dead” MaxxBoxx.

WARNING: This model does not support System 7.5.5. The only upgrade from 7.5.3 is directly to 7.6 or later. Never use the 7.5.5 updater.

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  • introduced 1997.10.01, discontinued 1997.12.01
  • requires System 7.5.3 through 9.1
  • CPU: 200 MHz PPC 604e
  • bus: 50 MHz
  • RAM: 32 MB standard, expandable to 160 MB using 3-volt 60ns or faster EDO DIMMs (older 5-volt DIMMs are not compatible). RAM slot 3 addresses only a single bank of memory (32 MB max), unlike dual-bank slots 1 and 2 (which accept 64 MB modules). While you can use any DIMM up to 64 MB in slots 1 and 2, you should only use a single-bank DIMM in slot 3. This limits slot 3 to 32 MB.
  • VRAM: 2 MB
  • Video: 15-pin SVGA port; supports millions of colors up to 832 x 624, thousands up to 1152 x 870
  • L2 cache: 512 KB
  • hard drive: 2.1 GB EIDE
  • CD-ROM: 12x ATAPI drive
  • ADB: 1 port for keyboard and mouse
  • PS/2 keyboard port
  • PS/2 mouse port
  • two miniDIN-8 GeoPorts on back of computer
  • SCSI: DB-25 connector on back of computer
  • ethernet: 10Base-T
  • PCI slots: 3
  • battery: 4.5V alkaline

Accelerators & Upgrades

  • unknown

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