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  1. stinger608

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    I'm thinking now I just may keep my Nf7-s setup as it has been good to me and all. May set it up for the kiddos to play on.
     
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    There ya go! :toast:

    I'm keeping my K8N-Neo2-F socket 939 system for a little bit of personal history as well :)
     
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    I feel the same way about my Kt7a board. I won't sell that thing for nothing. I've had that board up and running for over 10 yrs. It's like the Energizer Bunny, keeps going and going. :toast:
     
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    Got this for £80, including 234 games on tape. Recently bought a 1541 disk drive that was refurbed and reconditioned, its being sent on Monday.

    • 2x Breadbins
    • 1x C64G in C64C style
    • 1x Australian aftermarket C64, apparently is just C64 (breadbin) in aftermarket case
    • 1x Quickshot, Zipstick, Atari joystick, Competition Pro, NEOS Mouse
    • Cheese wedge psu, later brick psu (missing plug on end)
    • 3x different tape decks
    • 234 games on tape

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    Very awesome Kieran!!!!!!!!

    Added you to the original post man.

    :respect::respect::respect:
     
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    1282.5Mb :laugh::roll::laugh:

    Sorry for the dark images
     
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    I am so signing up to this forum just to post these things :D
    so welcome to my first post :p

    For starter, here's my GeForce FX5200 :toast:
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    Matrox MGA Millenium
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    Aureal Vortex 3D (well 3D sound actually)
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    Tekram SCSI Controller
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    Overall of the expansion cards above
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    Not so old, but here's My Ghetto X1550 VGA :rockout:
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    Next, SDRam PC133 along with EDO Ram :D
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    Then, A few of my aftermarket HSF, along with original P3 HSF
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    AMD Athlon T-Bird 1.4GHz
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    Zip disk and some Floppy disks (that 3.5" Floppy still brand new, unopened :D)
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    Lastly, If you're wondering about that huge box, here it is:
    :twitch::eek::twitch: I bet most of you are younger than this thing here :laugh:
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    Actually along with this 8" Floppy, I should have 5.25 HDD
    But I can't find it :banghead: still trying to remember where did i put it :confused:
    I dont remember its capacity though, but I'm sure its not more than 10MB
     
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    Some real classics :rockout:

    Welcome to TPU :toast:
     
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    My old parts for a test system.
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    :eek: Very awesome Coolleo!!!!!

    Huge welcome to the forums as well man. Glad you joined due to this thread!!!:rockout::rockout::rockout:

    Um, no, I am definitely not younger than the 8" floppy disks. :laugh: Hell, I can even remember them to be honest. Pretty much a rarity these days though.

    Adding you to the original post bro!:toast::toast::toast:
     
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    I've got waaaaay too much stuff that's much older than most of the items already posted here (and probably older than a lot of members), but it's 4:15 AM here right now so I don't really feel like digging everything out atm :p

    You'll have to make due with few HDDs for now..

    Seagate ST351A/X (40MB singleplatter. one of the last stepper drives)
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=46140&stc=1&d=1331434794
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    Seagate Marathon 260SL (2.5" 10mm, 262MB, 4000rpm, 120KB Cache, from 1994)
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=46142&stc=1&d=1331434829

    Toshiba MK2124FC (2.5" full height (20mm), 130MB, 2 platters, 3200rpm, 32KB Cache, from 1991)
    pretty bad pic but anyways
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=46143&stc=1&d=1331434838


    I also have one Quantum Bigfoot of each series (CY, TX, TS), a Seagate Barracuda 4GB 3.5" full height SCSI drive from ~1996 (?) and a HP SureStore Disk 2000LP 2GB SCSI HDD from January 1996 somewhere.
    And a 40MB NEC MFM HDD and a WD/Tandon 20MB MFM HDD plus the accompanying Amstrad PC1640 (8086 8MHz, 640KB RAM) they came out of / are in atm.

    Oh and yeah.. all of this is still fully functional :cool:

    edit: edited the IMG tags to URL cause the forum doesn't seem to auto-resize them (probably because the pics are in portrait, not landscape)
     

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    Hehehe I have something that you guys would love! Give me a little :)
     
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    Bring it on :laugh:
     
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    I was gunna post some old ram, or my NF7-S but you guys have seen it all, but have you seen this beast at a whopping 133mhz, and with an enormous 2mbs of ram?! This thing hasn't seen the light of day in a very very long time.
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    Sorry for the bad pics, I swear I took a lot more! They just disappeared on me :c

    I had a PII server pc, but I can't find it anymore. I may have trashed it a while ago...
     
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    One of the drives has a sticker that says "Do not low-level format." Why would that be?
     
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    :rockout: awesome old hard drives!!!

    Adding you to the original post.
     
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    :toast: welcome :toast:

    @stinger608
    :toast: thanks for the add bro :toast:
    now i feel belong in here knowing that at least you too are also older than that floppy :roll:
     
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    Uneducated guess: A real low-level format wouldn't only get rid of the data, but also the tracking information, basically bricking the drive cause the heads don't know where they're at / where they're supposed to go (?)

    Those old stepper HDDs worked more like an oversized floppy drive than a HDD of today. Sort of a hybrid between the two, with more "floppy-tech".
    It even mattered how you mounted them. A stepper HDD formatted horizontally wouldn't work properly if you mounted it vertically, cause gravity would pull the (compared to todays drives very simple) mechanics slightly out of alignment.
     
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    @coolleo- this was my 1st post in this thread:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2526553&postcount=138

    Part of my 3rd pc, I think, and probably still works :laugh:

    My 1st computer experience was with Fortran on a mainframe for an engineering class in college.... late 80's
     
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    I like the packaging on the 3.5" floppy. Because when you think of floppy disks, you think of peas, right?
     
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    and a marketing department had to look at all of the available presentations and pick THAT one as the best for their product :laugh::roll::roll:
     
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: Yea no shit man!!!!!! Funny shit bro!
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Well with this recent awesome purchase I just figured I would have to share a couple of photos with everyone.

    Okay not really what one would really consider "nostalgic" but more like "epic" :laugh: So I figured I would include it for your enjoyment.

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