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Re: CF-IDE adapter ?

I use the Startech ones like in the first picture. Zero issues on several of my builds, ranging from a 75MHz Pentium-S up to a 550MHz Pentium III. I use Sandisk Extreme CF cards. https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Compact-Flash-Adapter-IDE2CF/dp/B0026OYEEQ Then I usually mount them in a 5.25 bay …

Re: SATA mode issue by idiothic policy of manufacturer: Calling all Vogons' out-of-the-box thinkers!!!! :)!!!

The Intel HM76 supports 4 SATA I/II ports, and 2 SATA III ports. The particular laptop you list appears to only have the SATA II ports connected to the chipset, from what I can find in a few specification documents and online reviews. This is actually pretty common to see in home/office/budget …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Holy servers, Batman! Did those things run Windows NT 4.0 Server in their lives? Very interesting, and kudos to you for saving those servers. I remember back in October, 2012, I saved a Dell PowerEdge 6300 server from getting tossed out. I still have the hard drives and the processors (will be used …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Here's a small portion of the Alpha's I'll be saving from the scrap bin at work. These are just some spares for the in service units that are about to be retired soon. Plus I have a ton of new old stock parts for DS10's and DS20's... All vendor documentation, all rackmount hardware and full size …

Re: ISA/PCI and GPIO?

No, but you could accomplish the task a lot easier in different ways. There are various 5.25" bay and 3.5" bay LCD/VFD modules that work with both serial and USB you could use. If you're dead set on using a Raspberry Pi, you could just hook it up via serial and have the retro PC send the data …

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