The Macintosh SE/30 is considered by many the holy grail of the Classic Macs. It is the fastest and most expandable of the classics 9" B&W form factor Macintoshes. It can accept up to a whopping 128Mb of RAM (!!!), what is impressive for a machine that was released back in Jan/1989.
I've been looking for a reasonably priced SE/30 and early this month, I saw one in a local classified add near me for a bargain. I rushed to jump right into it! I drove early the next day and pick it up the SE/30 :)
The buyer was selling for his brother and didn't know anything about the specs, except that it hasn't been turned on for many years.
The package included an original Mac keyboard and mouse. Although, I was willing to buy it even if it wasn't powered it on, I hesitantly(*) asked the seller to verify if it was still turning it on, which it did!
(*) powering up a vintage computer without checking its condition inside could damage it.
Here is the Macintosh SE/30 with the keyboard and mouse:
Now, let's dig it into the insides of the machine...