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Vintage Storage Drives

Optical Disk Drive

  • Manufacturer: Fujitsu
  • Model: M2511A
  • Year: 1994
  • Interface: SCSI

CD Caddy Drive

  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Model: CDU948S
  • Year: 1998
  • Interface: SCSI

Data Tape Drive

  • Manufacturer: KENTECH / TEAC
  • Model: SD-50
  • Year: ?
  • Interface: proprietary?
  • Cassette: Maxell Data Tape Cassette CS-500

Iomega ZIP 100 drive

  • Manufacturer: Iomega
  • Model: Z100P2
  • Year: 1999
  • Interface: Parallel Port (LPT)

Vintage PC Cards

  • Manufacturer: Informatica System srl
  • Model: DIDALAB1
  • Interface: proprietary

This should have been a sort of hardware remote desktop and/or multimedia for schools.

The big db25 connector had a cable that splits into two dc15 connectors, that would go to the prev and next PC. There is a bypass to the pc's VGA card (ext. loop cable from vga card to this card, vga exit on a idc - patch not included in photo). There are also audio connections on idc that go to a patch jacks not visible in photo.

The board features a XILINX FPGA (field programmable gate array) , an ANALOG DEVICES DSP (digital signal processor) and lot of other chips.

Vintage PCs


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