[rescue] compaq external drive array
alex at lava-net.com
alex at lava-net.com
Sun Aug 13 13:52:35 CDT 2006
Not sure, haven't been able to get the front open yet.
On Sun, Aug 13,
2006 at 11:01:09AM -0700, Don Y wrote:
> alex at lava-net.com wrote:
> > Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's pre dec...the drives are 4.3gb fullheight
> > seagates, half compaq firmware and half regular seagate, and I believe
> > them to be original, so it's probably from around 95/96...
> > Iirc, the drives are standard 68-pin that have an adapter to convert
> > to some priprietary compaq hotplug system.
> Ah. So the drives slip ONTO *sleds* -- with PCB "fingers" to
> mate to the backplane? And, the drive itself is encased in
> a flimsy metal perforated "shield"? Front edge of the sled
> has two redish latches that act as "ears" to eject the sled?
> > On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at
> > 01:32:15PM -0400, Bryan Gurney wrote:
> >> On Sun, 13 Aug 2006 11:24:48 -0400, <alex at lava-net.com> wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> Got ahold of an old compaq external drive array that I'm trying to
> >>> identify. It doesn't seem to have a model number on it, just says
> >>> Compaq Proliant on the front door. It seems to be mid 90s vintage,
> >>> holds 7 68-pin (?) hdds, and has a 68 pin SCSI connecter on it.
> >>> My first question is, does anyone know what this could be? even a series
> >>> would be a good start...
> >>> Next, how do keys for this work? the door was locked when I got it and
> >>> it didn't come with a key...the lock has resisted all attempts to be
> >>> opened, and you can't even get to the back of it to unscrew the cylinder
> >>> if you take the sides off the case. The lock is a real lock, not one of
> >>> those fake ones you can open with a screwdriver. Would this be a one
> >>> key fits all situation or would each individual unit have it's own key?
> >> 68-pin connectors? Only 7? A front door? This sounds like something
> >> pre-DEC, and pre-aluminum-tray-caddy.
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