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Old 12-13-2018, 11:10 PM   #2501
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A Philips DVDR3455H DVD Recorder with 160GB HDD for $3.25 (These regularly sell for $100-$125 on eBay, and sold for $350 back in 2007 when they were new). I got it so cheap because it had a sticky disc tray (sometimes didn't come out when the open button was pressed), but a new belt fixed that and now it is a good as new.





It don't even have a 2000s' style PATA ribbon connected to the HDD, even when it looks like it's from 2006! It's apparently got a ribbon that's only UDMA 33 compliant! (The cable looks more like something from 1998, LOL)
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:29 PM   #2502
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Today's freebies is a dell dimension 2400....useless as tits on a boar
There's a good chance that the PSU has a bulging Elite cap, if not more of those bundles of misery! Elite caps, apparently can't even handle idling at low temps!

I made the discovery of a bulging Elite cap in a Dell Dimension PSU of a Dimension 2350 or the like, (probably Bestec, Delta or Lite-On) one day, on July 19, 2012, IIRC. It was a PC that hardly had been used, but was powered on regularly. Mostly idling in Windows or standby, LOL.
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today's cheap score was 10 36gb 10k U320 SCA scsi HDD's. Retro builds love these!
(sigh) I just scrapped two shelfs -- 12 drives, each -- of 72GB SCA drives. I've been dumping any SCSI/SCA/FC-AL drives smaller than 146GB, lately, to make room for bigger drives.

I'll have to keep my eyes open for any other SCA discards. OTOH, I'm not sure how well drives fare in the mail...
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(sigh) I just scrapped two shelfs -- 12 drives, each -- of 72GB SCA drives. I've been dumping any SCSI/SCA/FC-AL drives smaller than 146GB, lately, to make room for bigger drives.

I'll have to keep my eyes open for any other SCA discards. OTOH, I'm not sure how well drives fare in the mail...
They do fine in the mail. I want any/all scsi HDD's in any scsi interface (50-pin, 68-pin, or 80 pin SCA) and any size. retro rigs love 4.3's and 9.1's.
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