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Old 10-19-2012, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I cleaned out my closet today. That closet contained mostly old computer parts. Some of them were ancient.
I found an Nvidia TNT 2 32mb card with the original receipt.
I found an ancient Quantum 80MB HDD (couldn't find out what year it was made) and a 250MB Maxtor HDD. There were also a ton of other hard drives ranging from '92 to now.
There was an IBM keyboard that weighed at least 10 pounds and had an internal fan and it connected to the computer via something that looked like a phone port. A sticker on the box said it was manufactured in 1990.
I also found this thing. I have no idea what it is so here are pictures:








I've googled a bunch of the numbers on there and still can't find anything. Does anybody know or remember what that thing is?
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Best guess... Some type of external hard drive for an old SCSI like interface.
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This is the only place I could find it...
FCC Record, Volume 08, No. 10, Pages 3017 to 3526, May 3-May 14, 1993, Page: 3120 | UNT Digital Library

II Background, end of section 3 on the left bottom of the page.

All I can gather is that it's a SCSI hard drive made by Power Drive, Inc.
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I got the theory from the stickers... "Hard Drives International" then the two ports on the back reminded me of a SCSI daisy chain.
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Oh man, I still have a SCSI PCI card in with my old tech...brings back memories...
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Wow that's a huge clunky hard drive. The actual storage capacity might be like 2MB or something like that. Does anybody know how old that might be? How would I connect it to my computer?
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You would need a compatible SCSI card, cable, and terminate the chain properly. The drive is probably 20 or so years old. It's actually magnetically shielded it looks like.
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What does it say under that quality control sticker? That would probably help a great deal, looks like a manufacturers name.
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I scraped off the sticker. Nothing notable was found except for "Pulver Laboratories inc."
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I gave Pulver Labs a call about the product, hopefully they get back to me with some information.
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