Military junkyard time!
Ok, so today i was on a private military junkyard. There is a lot of junk there, scrap metal, weapon parts, missile parts, old computers, etc.
I climbed more than 50 times up and down trough everything. There are lots of 1980s hardware components there, most of it is in no way near usable shape, but i managed to scrap some stuff.
What i found interesting out there is this Hard Disc drive from 1980s: You see, this thing is from 1982, and it weights around 20kg. It has 2 connectors on it, and a ticket. On the ticket it says:
700MB Mainframe Data drive
Imagine that! 700MB in early 1980s! And its like 20kg. Amazing if you ask me. Imagine that monster mainframe with such a hard drive in that time, pretty cool. Also it was made in Korea.
When i think about it, most of the things on that junk yard were from Korea and Chips Japan.
Ive found some IBM computers, DOS era, 1986 or so, but they were in a horrible shape, most of them were rusted and squished/smashed. What i found EXTREMELY interesting, is that an IBM with an 20MHz cpu had a PCI like card in it, and PCI was made in 1993! This is quite amazing, that IBM also had on-board EGA, memory modules + extension, an addon card with memory chips on it, and an HDD SCSI adapter card (Old SCSI).
I couldnt take pictures so i cant show you how many cool stuff is there.
Any way, take a look at these, i took these pictures for a friend of mine, electronics engineer, that i trade parts with.http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/6229/img1833uj.jpghttp://img825.imageshack.us/img825/530/img1834oz.jpghttp://img252.imageshack.us/img252/4280/img1835o.jpghttp://img845.imageshack.us/img845/2948/img1836r.jpghttp://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2679/img1837p.jpghttp://img826.imageshack.us/img826/2186/img1838mr.jpghttp://img594.imageshack.us/img594/2071/img1839kg.jpghttp://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5416/img1840rq.jpghttp://img21.imageshack.us/img21/3070/img1845xm.jpghttp://img703.imageshack.us/img703/6660/img1846p.jpghttp://img856.imageshack.us/img856/9959/img1847uu.jpghttp://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6200/img1849jd.jpghttp://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3553/img1850y.jpghttp://img600.imageshack.us/img600/4681/img1851gy.jpghttp://img33.imageshack.us/img33/9544/img1852x.jpghttp://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3710/img1853u.jpg
You can see processors and addon cards, pay attention to the PCI like card.
Also, i found an Sound Blaster CT1600 PRO2, with that i have 2 PRO cards from Sound blaster ISA age, CT2230 and CT1600, only CT1500 left :>
Hope you find this journal as interesting as much as i found exploring this junk yard. Damn my hands hurt from moving all that junk :I