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ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 13:28:27 CDT 2006
Wulf daMan wrote:
> On 8/31/06, Roy J. Tellason <rtellason at verizon.net> wrote:
>> The last one is also a 16-bit card. On the metal brack is a 50-pin
>> (same thing you'd see on an Adaptec 1520, 1540, etc.) and on the
>> opposite end
>> is a 4-pin "drive power" (like in any PC) connector for power to
>> be supplied_to_ the card, a small button ("tac" switch), and a 2x5 pin
>> shrouded connector. And across the top of the card is a big 2.4 ohm
>> 10W (!)
>> power resistor, not the sort of thing I'm used to seeing on "PC"
>> This one's all surface mount, and the one square chip in there is marked
>> "Altera", not a name I'm at all familiar with. No other markings on the
>> board except a sticker hiding under that big resistor with a barcode
>> and a
>> rather long number on it.
> This one came out of IBM systems (sorry, I dont recall the actual
> models involved here). These systems were designed to be relatively
> low-footprint, with the computer proper (minitower) tucked away
> somewhere more convenient. These cards attached a remote floppy/cd
> unit, as well as the kb and mouse (ps2).
> Pentium/Socket7, replacable VRM, upgradable L2 cache (the unit I
> have has ".2MB NS 32K x 64 3.3v 66MHz), odd construction. Used an AT
> psu, ps2 kb/mouse, riser card for all expansion slots.
> I had a customer with one of these systems, and they were ok for
> their time. When they upgraded their system, I was given the old one.
> Very handy design if you used the drives alot, but otherwise, it was
> just annoying.
I know that system. It was one of the Craptivas. The floppy and CD-ROM
were in a popup panel coming out of a remote module.
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