Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by stinger608, Nov 14, 2009.
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.
There ya go!
I'm keeping my K8N-Neo2-F socket 939 system for a little bit of personal history as well
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.
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.
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
Very awesome Kieran!!!!!!!!
Added you to the original post man.
Sorry for the dark images
I am so signing up to this forum just to post these things
so welcome to my first post
For starter, here's my GeForce FX5200
Matrox MGA Millenium
Aureal Vortex 3D (well 3D sound actually)
Tekram SCSI Controller
Overall of the expansion cards above
Not so old, but here's My Ghetto X1550 VGA
Next, SDRam PC133 along with EDO Ram
Then, A few of my aftermarket HSF, along with original P3 HSF
AMD Athlon T-Bird 1.4GHz
Zip disk and some Floppy disks (that 3.5" Floppy still brand new, unopened )
Lastly, If you're wondering about that huge box, here it is:
Spoiler: 8 Inch Floppy Disk
I bet most of you are younger than this thing here
Actually along with this 8" Floppy, I should have 5.25 HDD
But I can't find it still trying to remember where did i put it
I dont remember its capacity though, but I'm sure its not more than 10MB
Some real classics
Welcome to TPU
My old parts for a test system.
Very awesome Coolleo!!!!!
Huge welcome to the forums as well man. Glad you joined due to this thread!!!
Um, no, I am definitely not younger than the 8" floppy disks. Hell, I can even remember them to be honest. Pretty much a rarity these days though.
Adding you to the original post bro!
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
You'll have to make due with few HDDs for now..
Seagate ST351A/X (40MB singleplatter. one of the last stepper drives)
Seagate Marathon 260SL (2.5" 10mm, 262MB, 4000rpm, 120KB Cache, from 1994)
Toshiba MK2124FC (2.5" full height (20mm), 130MB, 2 platters, 3200rpm, 32KB Cache, from 1991)
pretty bad pic but anyways
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
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)
Hehehe I have something that you guys would love! Give me a little
Bring it on
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.
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...
One of the drives has a sticker that says "Do not low-level format." Why would that be?
awesome old hard drives!!!
Adding you to the original post.
thanks for the add bro
now i feel belong in here knowing that at least you too are also older than that floppy
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.
Nice stuff you got there.
@coolleo- this was my 1st post in this thread:
Part of my 3rd pc, I think, and probably still works
My 1st computer experience was with Fortran on a mainframe for an engineering class in college.... late 80's
I like the packaging on the 3.5" floppy. Because when you think of floppy disks, you think of peas, right?
and a marketing department had to look at all of the available presentations and pick THAT one as the best for their product
Yea no shit man!!!!!! Funny shit bro!
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" So I figured I would include it for your enjoyment.
Spoiler: 4870x2 back
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