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Thrift store for $16: HP Surestore Disk System 2100: SCSI x4 disk enclosure

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I don't know why but I stopped by a thrift store today to randomly browse and I found this HP Disk system 2100 with 3 of four drive bays filled. They're SCSI 15k RPM from what I can tell. Two of the three are 300Gig, haven't determined the third yet but the labels on the trays says 18Gig so that's probably what it is if it is one of the originals. Here's the PDF manual.

Not sure if I paid too much or too little but hey $16 how can I go wrong right? If nothing else maybe i can get my money back selling these SCSI drives individually. Though I have no idea if the drives still work or if there's any contents on them. Also, I don't have a SCSI controller.

Actually looking at it I don't think it was intended to be opened. But I was hoping I could convert it into a slim rackable server case. Perhaps take the motherboard of an old laptop, go dremel-crazy...

So, anybody have an opinion? Did I pay too much? Too little? Any creative ideas of what I can do with it (if anything). Convert to SATA some how perhaps...

I didn't power it up and it's happily humming away. Can't do anything with it but at least it turns on smile.gif

Update:
I managed to open the case the finally. The screws are I guess torx (I had the tool from opening an (original) xbox 360's HDD enclosure...). Some how I doubt this could be converted to a SATA box, not with the board that's in there anyway, but a server enclosure though difficult probably wouldn't be impossible...Now if only I had any soldering skills what-so-ever...
Edited by subassy - 3/11/12 at 8:42pm
 
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For $16, you cant go wrong biggrin.gif I'd use it as a file server
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So I have this old Acer One netbook, the one with 512MB of memory soldered onto the mobo and a max memory of I think 1 gig. If I know how to attach a different power switch to a laptop motherboard I would attempt to install that board into this chassis, with a bonus of some how utilizing the battery as if it were a UPS. And perhaps mounting the screen as well...I'm usually ambitious past my abilities (which is probably better than aiming too low, right?)
 
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