About to dump a bunch of Compaq SCSI disk caddies (and disks)

Ali cctalk at ibm51xx.net
Tue Jul 7 18:15:35 CDT 2020

> 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?


I would be interested but you may not be at my price points ;).

For example I bought about a whole lot of drives a couple of weekends ago - all with caddies and with working 10K 18.2gb HDD (some in the new style caddies that expose the SCA connectors and some with the card edge connector) from multiple vendors on eBay. My cost of drives + caddies + shipping ranged from $9 to $12.50 per drive shipped 
+ tax (depending on vendor size/location). I doubt it would be in any way worth it for you to ship a drive from Canada to USA for close to those prices much less from Europe for the OP.

I love a good working SCSI drives as much as the next guy but honestly shipping anything out of the local area is fast becoming unacceptably expensive. So unless it is super rare or "I must have it or die" the cost of shipping usually kills the deal even if the item is appropriately priced. 


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