First post, by teh_Foxx0rz
A while ago I took away a haul of old workshop/server PCs and related parts. In one of the PCs was some kind of SCSI setup. It has a Tekram-branded SCSI controller (first card pictured) which looks what I presume is pretty standard (though I've not had much experience with SCSI parts, and haven't seemed to find drivers which work for it yet, despite the ones I tried claiming to be for "DC-395U". Would anyone be able to help with that while I'm here, by any chance?).
However, it also has this second, very unusual, "backwards" PCI SCSI card. The components are on the wrong side! And it has a DB-9 serial-style connector on the rear. What on earth is this card? Why are the components on the wrong side of the board? It has labels for "Gretagmacbeth SPMI" and "Heidelberg"; earching for those things brings me to some pictures of it, and some "spectrophotometer" things. All I can presume is that it must thus be some kind of PCI SCSI spectrophotometer controller? But I have no clue of my own.
The PC it came from was a Socket 478 with a Celeron of some kind in, and a Windows XP sticker on the front. There was also a twin of this system but with more conventional expansion cards, and there were other PCs with Windows XP stickers on in the haul (one of which was being upgraded to Windows 7, haha), so while none of them came with their installation hard drives in place, I can only presume it had been running Windows XP while it was still being used?