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Originally Posted by Khris View Post
I'm ashamed to admit that I remember installing some of those drives when they were new!!
Yaaaaay! In fact, they're not all that old by comparison with things beyond the computer hardware field, they were in operation until the late 1990s, and their capacity went as far as 13 Gb, or 19 Gb (twin platter). Staggering stuff. I can't get over that exposed circuit board.

The IBM drive bay for the floppy, optical and hard drives must have made working on the machines a treat, compared with the cramped conditions inside units like the iMacs and eMacs. I mean, I'm no tech specialist, but I stripped that old IBM down to its barest essentials inside 15 minutes without breaking a thing bar the nylon motherboard clips. Anybody want a 200w dual-out switchable power supply? A cooling fan? A 64 Mb RAM stick?!
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