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Just for fun

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:11 pm
by Thixotropic
Grabbed up one of these the other day, don't know what I'll do with it yet. Maybe a hardened BI box or a new 10TB porn-storage array. Suggestions welcome.
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Re: Just for fun

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:05 am
by TimG
I think 10TB may not be enough for a full on porn-storage array. What are the specs so we can help find a use for it ?

I note the picture has "milbuild" in the title. Does that mean it is "hardened" in some way :shock:

Fnarr fnarr,

Tim

Re: Just for fun

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:01 pm
by Thixotropic
Well, the 10GB would just be for the new stuff, lol.

It's a relatively modest box: an 15-9700K, 32GB RAM, 350W PSU. It's got an expansion dash panel and some anti-tamper/anti-intrusion stuff that's been removed for the moment, but it'll be top-heavy with storage- probably ~20TB by the time it's done.

Another pic of some internals (with all the old drives and crap removed). I think the motherboard is a mostly-standard MSI board with some BIOS add-ons. I love the yellow zinc chromate color in the drive bays.
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TimG wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:05 am I think 10TB may not be enough for a full on porn-storage array. What are the specs so we can help find a use for it ?

I note the picture has "milbuild" in the title. Does that mean it is "hardened" in some way :shock:

Re: Just for fun

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:11 pm
by TimG
Don't forget to fit the second NIC

***Ducks***

Re: Just for fun

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:16 pm
by Thixotropic
I've decided to skip all that "install a NIC" nonsense and just buy a modem. 2400 baud should be all I need.

TimG wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:11 pm Don't forget to fit the second NIC

***Ducks***

Re: Just for fun

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:19 am
by MikeBwca
My first modem was a 300 baud!

Re: Just for fun

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:21 pm
by Thixotropic
MikeBwca wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:19 am My first modem was a 300 baud!
Heh...my first modem was on an Atari 800. The baud rate was adjustable, all the way down to 1 Baud (from a blistering max of 300).

My buddy and I would sit around downloading stuff (this was ~1985 or so) and sometimes for fun we'd turn the baud rate waaaay down, to the point where we could see the individual characters popping up one-by-one.

The best modem-driven BBS at the time was "FungusLand", what a great place that was.

I still have my entire Atari setup along with a ton of software on 5.25" floppies- boxes and boxes of them.

Re: Just for fun

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:29 pm
by MikeBwca
Going to the Way-Back-Before-Time, eh? lol

I still have my Amiga 3000 sitting off to the side. Complete with monitor, floppy drives, and, tape backup system. Been sitting there for years - I should turn it on and play around with it. It's been so long the hard drive is probably seized!

Re: Just for fun

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:46 pm
by TimG
Eek, did you remember to remove that old leaky barrel battery ? You won't have an A3000 if you leave it connected :shock: Do a web search for "A3000 barrel battery removal" it will make you cry :(

Maybe I'm a couple of years younger than you guys. My first modem was 14,400 ! I did have my Amiga A1200 many years earlier than that though. Just didn't get into the BBS scene with the really cool cats 8-)

Re: Just for fun

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:29 am
by Thixotropic
TimG wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:46 pm Eek, did you remember to remove that old leaky barrel battery ? You won't have an A3000 if you leave it connected :shock: Do a web search for "A3000 barrel battery removal" it will make you cry :(
The electrolytic caps may be dried out and might catch fire after everything is turned on for a while. Be careful.