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

Quentin Hartman qhartman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 08:52:18 MST 2014

It's amazing how that stuff piles up. I did a huge purge before we moved
from Oregon. Probably got rid of 10 cubic feet of equipment and cables.
Since we moved, I'm starting to feel like I need to do ANOTHER one, and it
hasn't even been quite two years yet...


On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 8:31 AM, Bear Giles <bgiles at coyotesong.com> wrote:

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