What's in your computer junk?

Discussion in 'The Pub (Off topic discussion)' started by acd, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. acd

    acd New Member

    May 16, 2013
    Looking for an SFF-8087 cable, found this instead.


    Antediluvian IDE disk? I wonder what's on it. Fortunately, I found a Promise IDE host adapter with it, but alas, no cable.

    What random computer bits do you have lying around you should have tossed long ago?
  2. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

    Mar 8, 2013
    This is just within arms reach. I'm packing to move, so I've a lot of stuff in bags and other boxes. Crappy photos because I misinterpreted the 'scan' feature of the Google Drive app on my S3. It uploaded the image as a PDF, so I took a screenshot of that... Crap quality:


    Pretty sure the drives are all failed. Been years since I've hooked them up. Should probably hook them up to something and see. Probably would cringe at music I listened to 10 years ago in High School.
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  3. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

    May 13, 2013
    Oh I have a large rubbermaid tub of wifi stuff... Mostly B...

    A $15k when knew load balancer. 

    A touchscreen "tablet" circa 2003 I guess.   

    Lots of stuff. That is just in this office.  My others have way more.
  4. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

    Apr 18, 2013
    I've got some DIMM sticks, a 133mhz Pentium, and a bigfoot within reach.  Gods only know what I still have in storage.
  5. MartinD

    MartinD Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

    May 15, 2013
    Ah, so it's not just me that finds it nigh on impossible to throw away old computer 'kit'
  6. Maximum_VPS

    Maximum_VPS New Member Verified Provider

    Jun 18, 2013
    Just a few things i threw in a pile sitting around.. have allot more in boxes :/

  7. bizzard

    bizzard Active Member

    May 16, 2013
    I have few CRT monitors lying around, all working, somewhat 10-15 years old. All the damaged computer parts, I have dumped in my cousin's computer shop. They break things and use as spare parts. Also, have a P4 system, running transmission all the time, scheduled to download all stuffs that my team is interested after the office hours and also keeping a local backup of our git repo.
  8. Coastercraze

    Coastercraze Top Thrill Verified Provider

    Mar 28, 2013
    drives, cables, boards, yolks, ram, etc.
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  9. mitgib

    mitgib New Member Verified Provider

    May 15, 2013
    You guys are all amateurs, where are the RLL drives and XT's
  10. rds100

    rds100 New Member Verified Provider

    May 18, 2013
    Hey, while i worked at a local university i had some microVAX systems to play with. WORKING microVAX systems. I even installed NetBSD on one of them. Recompiling the kernel took 2 days :)
  11. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

    Apr 18, 2013
    You forget the rest of us weren't alive in the 40s, suh >_>
  12. HostVenom - Brandon

    HostVenom - Brandon Member Verified Provider

    Jun 22, 2013
    I got rid of about 30 hard drives that were all smaller than 75GB a few months ago. 
  13. pcan

    pcan New Member

    May 16, 2013
    In the basement, togheter with some 8'' floppy drives and a few odd things such as the Ericsson Portable computer with 7'' plasma screen and built-in thermal printer.

    In a previous house, I filled the garage with (working) datacenter junk at the point that the car could not enter anymore (2 DEC microvax systems with VT320 terminals and a full set of VMS documentation in orange binders, 1 Honeywell microcomputer, assorted workstations (HP/Apollo/Sony NeWS), disk packs, 8'' CDC hard drives with SMD interface, lots of 5.25'' MFM and SCSI Maxtor and CDC drives.

    Cleared most of this mess now, but I can't drop the habit to keep totally useless computing devices that most people will immediately put into the trash.
  14. RaidLogic.NET

    RaidLogic.NET Member Verified Provider

    May 15, 2013
    Great topic, subscribed.
  15. Tactical

    Tactical Where is the beer!

    May 15, 2013
    Let see i got 2x evga nvidia 560ti's, 1x evga nvidia 650, amd cpu fan for fx-series, 2x 2 gig ddr2-667 sticks, Intel Q9400 CPU and Asus MB, Some kind of PSU 650w brand new.  
  16. Magiobiwan

    Magiobiwan Insert Witty Statement Here Verified Provider

    May 15, 2013
    Would you be willing to sell one of the 560ti's or the 650?
  17. Tactical

    Tactical Where is the beer!

    May 15, 2013
    Always looking to get rid to buy more! Well i won't tell the wife this time!
  18. fisle

    fisle Active Member

    May 16, 2013
    hmm I got two Geforce 6600GT with Zalman coolers, ddr1 ram sticks, i3-540 cpu, low profile cpu cooler, few 20-40GB IDE harddrives, old ADSL modem/routers, two 17" CRTs I'm not using anymore and that's pretty much it.

    The other CRT reaches better resolution than my 22" LCD  ^_^ 1600x1200 vs 1680x1050
  19. jarland

    jarland The ocean is digital

    Apr 4, 2013
    At the city dump where they belong :p

    I saw how my grandparents never threw anything away and when I was a kid I promised myself to always be the opposite. If it has sentimental value, back up a photo of if before you throw it away ;)
  20. mitgib

    mitgib New Member Verified Provider

    May 15, 2013
    I stayed at my grandparents one winter while they were in Florida, some of the canned goods I found in the cupboard were ready for the museum.