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Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by Cannula, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. DonutKing

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    hahah. i sit next to the hoon, you can collect those drives from greenslopes if that makes it closer ??
     
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    This is me, but the case. Low profile cases are a PITA and I don't need to spawn a whole 'nother project. So I will not buy it... Although.
     
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    this thread is bad news for ones retro space constraints
     
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    If you do pick up the harddrives I am interested in the xeon motherboards.
     
  7. MUTMAN

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    get fredhoon to pack them and I'll post them on my Sendle account :)
     
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    I preferred the smaller Microsoft Basic Mouse. Never liked mice with the large bulge. I am still using one to this day on my main PC. It is more than 20 years old and is rather yellowed, but still works fine. I have had to replace the micro switches in it. Using it on a 20 year old mouse pad too.
    It is the same as this one, which I would probably buy as a spare if it was a little cheaper.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153847974108?hash=item23d20dc8dc:g:4EIAAOSwInleWNFG
     
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    Using that mouse as a daily? You should get some sort of award for that, because that is seriously dedicated.
    I love my collection of old Microsoft mice, and may still have that very one, but how could anyone use it as a daily mouse?

    As soon as the scroll wheel came along not having one was painful!
    Ditto for side buttons.
    And for optical sensors.
    And 4 way scroll wheels.
    And laser sensors.
    And Dual mode free spinning/clicky scroll wheels.

    I've recently had to go from a great mouse to one with a scroll wheel from 1999 (up, down and a click) and it's like I've gone back to the stone age.
    All the other features on this new mouse are identical... But it has a scroll wheel from the 90's and it's practically unusable. I feel like big band music will start playing on a wind up gramophone every time I need to scroll.

    I like old stuff, but modern mice are simply better than mice of old.
    Keyboards however have stayed the same for 40 years... Model M good in the 80's puts modern mid range keyboards to shame, but even the best mice from 2005 are awful for daily use.

    So I'm putting on a faded dark blue flat cap and tipping it at you from a model T ford for having that mouse plugged into a daily.
     
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  10. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Intel 320 40GB SSDs for $14.90 posted: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/304432953744
    Comes down to $11.92 posted if you have eBay plus, also cheaper if you buy multiples.

    These are a SATA1 SSD which is handy for early SATA controllers.
     
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    Thanks for posting this up - $15 Intel SSDs here we come; agree the later the SSD and more obscure the brand, the less chance it'll ever work in a vintage machine.

    I've made many mistakes grabbing cheap brands like Transcend, OCZ, Samsung, Crucial etc (mostly in mSATA form which were cheaper than standard SSDs for some time) and they just aren't fully compatible with older standards or adapters. Sometimes you think you are there but a quirk comes up and you spend hours trying to determine the issue which is usually the solid state drive isn't fully compatible with older ATA/SATA standards.
     
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    Hugs my original model M keyboard :D


    i'm having issues with my logitech g5 lately, fixed a couple of times, but seems the sensor overheats or something because after many house of use it just stops working stops tracking the pointer across the screen. So i swap to another mouse and then the g5 is good again the next day. so strange.

    I would love a microsoft intellimouse with the side buttons, or the logitech mx500/518 :D
     
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    Grabbed one of those SSDs. Should be perfect for my socket 7 Win95 box. Now to buy the cheapest, localest IDE adapter.
     
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    No worries. :)

    I've got the same SSD in a PowerMac G5 with a very fussy SATA1 controller and it works perfectly. That one had very low TBW, I think less than the drive's capacity (might have come out of a point of sale machine). Hopefully these are similar.
     
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    That would depend on the USB to PS2 adapter. I have some shit ones at work that would work with a PS2 barcode scanner. I suspect it would work with an old MS PS2 to USB adapter, but no guarantees. I have some at work, that I kept.
     
  20. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Wow...tempted

    pic1.jpg pic2.jpg pic3.jpg
     
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