[lug] Offer: ****load of SCSI stuff

Bear Giles bgiles at coyotesong.com
Mon Jan 13 08:31:48 MST 2014

Oops - I had meant to send the detailed list to Tom and a "promised"
message to everyone else. He was first and it would be easiest to just dump
a bunch of boxes in my carport than tracking multiple boxes for different

I still can't believe how many parallel port and printer cables (which can
also be used for SCSI) cables I have.


On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 9:44 PM, Bear Giles <bgiles at coyotesong.com> wrote:

> The stuff in my attic is a little different than I expected and I'm still
> trying to figure out what works with what (primarily to wipe media).
> - I can't find my DDS tape drive. I don't think I gave it away already but
> I can't find it in any of the likely places.
> - but did find 2 internal TR-1/4? drives
> - I can read some tapes but have problems with most, that's why I think it
> may be a TR-1 drive and most of my tapes are TR-4 and that's why I get
> read/write errors. I don't remember other TR drives but without it I can't
> wipe the media.
> - it looks like the internal drives are standard SCSI but the controller
> is wide SCSI. I'm still looking for controllers to wipe them.
> - the syquest drive is seen by the (ubuntu 13.10) kernel but as a 100 MB
> iomega drive instead of a syquest drive and the media is recognized. That
> may be a cable issue so I'm going to try to swap some things around. If I
> can get it working I can wipe about 6 disks.
> - oh yeah - my wife pointed out that I should include two old desktop
> systems and an old laptop.
> I also have a small box of things that I was going to take to a maker
> meetup to see if anyone is interested. Old AC motor from a furnace fan, old
> CO detector, power cord reel from a vacuum cleaner, etc. I don't know if
> you want it or if it's too far outside of the computer area.
> Bear
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