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Forum: General Computer Discussion Today, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: Looking for a NAS

Not bad. Pull me a pair of those off the next pallet you get. :rock:
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-13-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 426
Posted By Topcat
Re: Looking for a NAS

Mapped as a network drive and with write permissions, it should be fine. With read-only, it should work as well...but for obvious reasons, you wouldn't be able to save changes to the remote host,...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 06-12-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,455
Posted By Topcat
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-10-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

False hope on the service manual & firmwares.....they had it for the CM2125, which isn't even close to this one. Ohh well, this got back burnered for the planning stages of the new bench.....I...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-10-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 426
Posted By Topcat
Re: Looking for a NAS

It's never shut off. All HTPC's stream from it, there's a mass of files on it which are used every day in the office for repairs, reloads, etc.....heck, its a time server for all the access points,...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-10-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 426
Posted By Topcat
Re: Looking for a NAS

I was actually thinking of reworking my NAS (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=58044) for sake of power consumption....but I just can't bring myself to do it....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-09-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,757
Views: 613,176
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

There most certainly is uses for all those, anything 68-pin! :rock:
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-08-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,389
Posted By Topcat
Re: Badcaps.net Origin & Roots - Topcat's VP6 Thread!

After some diddling, it was a success! It was an interesting feat....but finally there.....what better use of poly edition # 1 :D

Anyway, here she is!!
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Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-08-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 426
Posted By Topcat
Re: Looking for a NAS

I've built 2 NAS's for clients based on this, they've both been stellar!!

https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/midtower/5028/SYS-5028L-TN2.cfm
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-03-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

Its not. I did take some pics today, but I haven't dumped the camera yet. I also contacted Sencore, just for giggles to see what they'd have to say about this relic.... I got a voicemail, and left...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-03-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,757
Views: 613,176
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I've been busy with other things lately, so the free/cheap stuff gravy train has been slow....but I was given an Asus P4S800 w/ IO shield this morning. Of course it needed caps. It also contained...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-02-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

I already conquered that hurdle.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-01-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

I got annoyed with it the other day and reassembled it and set it aside..... I'll take it apart and get some pics here pretty soon.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-01-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Topcat
Re: Windows 10 1903

I never really had any gripes about the interface, other than perhaps it being a little too frilly.....it was W10's crapware, spying, and forced updates that ruined it for me.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-31-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

I have no idea....its what drives the test output. The internal display/VGA out is another GPU all together.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-31-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

It appears to, on the control board. The ROM itself wouldn't be difficult to find....the binary that's on it OTOH...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-31-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

Already done, it was the first thing I did. no-go. Interesting thing turned up through the googling, there is a CM2250-PC, which is an ISA PC card with a windows95 based control software...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-31-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

I saw that yesterday when I was googling solutions.....the pics are 11 years old and theres no contact information....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-30-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

Well so much for the CM2220.... The CF card mod was a success...but a couple days after completing that, it began popping up 'video card firmware error' messages @ boot and it had no output. ...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-26-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,389
Posted By Topcat
Re: Badcaps.net Origin & Roots - Topcat's VP6 Thread!

This new-old-stock one was an ebay find. Open bidding, not some ridiculous high BIN. I got it for $50 shipped.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-26-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

I replaced the batteries, that fixed the obvious (checksum errors and bios settings)... I haven't tried the CF card mod yet, the adapter isn't here yet.....but I've been diddling around with custom...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-25-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By Topcat
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-21-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

Yep, Quantum 'furball' isn't known for its long lifespan...the only reason it's probably still alive is because this machine probably wasn't heavily used.. ;) It's already in the works. My attempt...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-20-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 857
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

Unexpected pick-up....A cheap ebay score (open bidding for $21.00). Basically a small PC with a dead CMOS battery, so it wouldn't boot....seller didn't have a clue.....so:

...yea...a rather...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-19-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,757
Views: 613,176
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I haven't swapped HDD control boards since back in the SCSI days....and it was usually only for data recovery....I'd never do this, and then depend on the drive for anything...
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