About to dump a bunch of Compaq SCSI disk caddies (and disks)
mhs.stein at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 16:30:39 CDT 2020
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From: "Grant Taylor via cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
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Subject: Re: About to dump a bunch of Compaq SCSI disk caddies (and disks)
> On 7/3/20 3:24 AM, Johan Helsingius via cctalk wrote:
>> I have a box full of Compaq SCSI server disk caddies (with 9.1G
>> disks in them). Feels silly to dump them into e-waste recycling,
>> but there probably isn't much point in shipping them very far either
>> (I am in Amsterdam).
> /Which/ caddie are they? Can we see a picture of them? Both the front
> visible from outside of the system and the connector(s).
> I'm aware of two major families of caddies (near) that time. The older
> type with the drive on a sled with a card edge connector, and the newer
> type with a frame that clams around the drive (these may have only been
> SCA). I believe the older card edge type used 68-pin UW, 50-pin
> SCSI-II, and maybe SCA connectors. I think the old card edge type also
> came in 1/2 height and 1/3 height. (It might have been the same sled
> with different lids.
> I suspect that there may be an interested party or three in the sleds.
> Depending on the health of the drives, there may be interested parties
> for them too.
> If I needed one of those drives, I'd be willing to pay $1 / GB plus
> shipping and handling if they were known to be good. (If I needed them)
> I would buy them sight unseen if you ran SpinRite level 2 on the drives
> and said they passed.
> Grant. . . .
> unix || die
I've got a bunch of 18GB SCA drives like this on the other side of the pond (Toronto) and have been meaning for several years now to set up a box to test them; did actually test one with an 80<>68 pin adapter and it worked, but in the meantime seem to have misplaced the system I used...
Any interest to make it worth while?
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