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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4/2/08 at 7:51pm