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

Peter Coghlan cctalk at beyondthepale.ie
Thu Jul 9 02:48:57 CDT 2020

Johan Helsingius wrote:
> On 06-07-2020 23:54, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> > /Which/ caddie are they?  Can we see a picture of them?  Both the front
> visible from outside of the system and the connector(s).
> Pictures at https://imgur.com/a/iJU6YBH

I have a shoe box full of similar Compaq caddies, blanks and one or two
slightly different caddies.

I am interested in swapping what I have for SCA disk carrier plates which
fit in the slots in the front of my DEC Alphaserver 800.  These are a much
simpler device consisting of a steel base with a honeycomb of ventilation
holes, no top, clear plastic runners on the sides and a flexible clear
plastic pull handle at the front.  See figure 10-10 on page 240 of:


I don't have any disks to include unless someone wants a couple of failed
18GB examples.

(I also have an unidentified 4 slot SCA disk cage which I have no caddies/
carriers for and I have no idea what to look for except that they seem to
be slightly larger (wider) than either the Compaq type or the Alphaserver
800 type.)

I am in Dublin, Ireland.

Peter Coghlan.

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