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I was helping a friend who tends to collect computer business's garbage" that the business would otherwise have to pay to get rid of. So we were cleaning out his garage, and I found some interesting computer back there. He had a Pentium 2 IBM server (dual Pentium 2's), and unknown Pentium 3 Server (dual Pentium 3's with 4 ram slots) and an OLD server that the back casing (metal with a plastic cover) says DFI and the PSU inside (that thing is freaking Huge!) that says DFI. There were like 3 drives stacked,and a cable ribbon leading from a PCI card, so I started pulling wires (gently) and discovered they were SCSI drives, and the PCI card was a SCSI controller. The controller has a SIIG (i think that's how you spell it) and it had like 3 different SCSI types. 1 was a wide SCSI like connector, one was a regular SCSI connector (the same type that the drives were) and the other looked IDEish. But the thing was, it was way wider. (it was a 50 pin style connector) So i had to see what the HDDs looked like, and how much space they had. The HDD rack swung out, and I took the screws out, and took 1 of 3 drives out. (the drives were identical) I looked at the HDD, and was like "WTH?!?! This thing is weird!!!" I takes up 2 normal, modern HDD slots, and was only 9.1GB. It was weird!! I didn't have time to take pics, otherwise i would have, but i will have some soon. These things are ancient!! This was all inside on what seemed to be a Pentium 1 setup. I really want to see what kind of performance or even (if any) use i can get out of the drives. I will update with pics once i get some.
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For that time to have 9.1 gigs is an incredible feat. Durring pentium days it was rare to have 1 gig. I remember when pentium3 came out .. the average was 10 gig drives. Pentium 2 had around 3-4 gigs.
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this drive fits in a 5.25bay bigfoot holds 10g

i actually have 1
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I'm pretty sure it was pentium 1, but it might have been a pentium 2 (although the HS was REALLY small and the chip was huge) and it did have like AT (i think that's it) keyboard connections. I'll have pics soon though, and as for the size, it is the size of 2 3.5" modern HDD's stacked on top of each other.

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this drive fits in a 5.25bay bigfoot holds 10g

i actually have 1
I've actually taken apart a Compaq with one of those.
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