[rescue] Obscure SGI thing
mrpippy at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 00:15:18 CDT 2012
It sounds like a prototype SGI MultiLink, which was used to convert DVI
(analog or digital) to the LVDS used by the 1600SW monitor.
I would ask this on Nekochan, maybe someone there knows what "Droid" was a
I don't know what the thrift store was charging for it, but MultiLinks still
have some value (they're one of the few ways to drive a 1600SW from a modern
computer). And being a very rare prototypeI'm sure someone would pay good
money for it.
On Apr 12, 2012, at 10:05 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> Does anyone know the function and utility of an SGI "Droid Beta System"? I
> found one in a thrift shop this week. I have no pictures, but, as far as I
> can remember, it had two power connectors (normal small-electronics
> type), a DVI video connector, and another connector I've forgotten. Some
> medium D-shell. Rounded purple (natch) box about 5x7 or so inches, sits
> flat on a desk. Some LEDs in an arrowhead-shaped arrangement on the top.
> Modern lower-case "sgi" logo. The label on the bottom sait only "DRIOD
> SYSTEM" and that the device was not FCC approved.
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