3.2. What hardware upgrades exist for the Lisa?
- Dual Parallel Port Expansion Card
- 512KB Memory Card (most Lisas have both slots filled as only MacWorks XL would work with 512K)
- 5 MB ProFile Hard Disk
- 10 MB ProFile Hard Disk
- Square-pixel screen modification kit (for use with MacWorks XL, MacWorks Plus, and MacWorks Plus II)
- 1.8 Amp "DataPower" Power Supply (Standard in Lisa 2/10, recommended for all Lisa computers)
- For a brief time, Apple offered an exchange program; for trading in a Lisa 2/5 or 2/10, you received a Macintosh Plus and HD20.
Third Party Products
- RamStak memory board (configurable as 512K, 1M, 1.5M, or 2M)
- Four Port Serial Card (for use with Xenix only)
- Double Sided 3.5" 800K Floppy Drive
- SCSI card (for use with MacWorks Plus and MacWorks Plus II)
- SIMM Memory Card (512K, 1M, 1.5M or 2M total)
- Sun20, 30, 40 Hard Drive (20-40MB Parallel Port hard drive installed internally above the floppy drive)
Neville and Steel
- LisaDAC Sound Card (rare) - provides sound capability similar to Mac Plus
Query Engineering Inc.
- Name changed to Sigma Seven Systems Ltd. in 1993 - see below
Sigma Seven Systems Ltd.
- XLerator - 16 MHz 68000 with 4 SIMM sockets, optional SCSI port, optional MC68881/2 FPU for use with MacWorks XL, MacWorks Plus, and MacWorks Plus II
- optional modification for the above supports 4MB SIMMs
- X/Lisa SCSI Accessory Card - provides 50 pin SCSI connector for XLerator SCSI port, and facility to boot SCSI drive from the "Startup From" menu
- XLerator 12.5 - 12.5 MHz 68000 with 2 SIMM sockets
- XLerator 18 - 18 MHz 68000 with 2 SIMM sockets
- QuickBoot - Upgrade ROM for Sun Remarketing SCSI card to boot off SCSI drive from the "Startup From" menu
- Programmable Frequency Generator (PFG) - part of MacWorks Plus II
- ROM switcher - provides dual ROM sockets to allow switching between version H and 3A ROMs with the flip of a switch
- Priam interface card and DataTower (containing 86 MB Hard Drive and 60 MB 1/4" Tape Drive, for use with LOS and Xenix)
- The DataTower is reported to be 7" wide X 26" tall X 20" deep, weighing 80 pounds.
- Mentioned in Semaphore Signal and shown on some price lists of the time, but there is no confirmation that these achieved production status
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