Harddrive collectors

From: JoŽl Weber <joe_web_at_worldonline.fr>
Date: Thu Jan 16 14:57:38 2003

hallo, ich sammle alte festplatten aber auch andere alte computer sachen
(zubehoer, wie ganze computer), ich bin natuerlich an allen interresiert.
Ich wohne in frankreich, und bin 18 jahre alt.
mfg
----- Original Message -----
From: <P.Gebhardt_at_gmx.de>
To: <cctech_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 6:43 PM
Subject: Harddrive collectors


> Hi all,
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> I subscribed to the list half a year ago, but I think I never told you
> what I collect. I'm a guy (20) from Germany and what I like is collecting
> old harddrives. Strange aeh ?
> You certainly will agree when I tell you what a friend told me
(DEC-fanatic
> guy):
> " Harddives are a part of computers, I need them for example to upgrade
old
> mainframes, but I wouldn't just collect them!" ...I purchased a PDP11/23
to
> test my SMD-drives (you remember my mails: "PDP11?/23 and QD32" ?).
> Rescueing old drives has become a task for me.
> A webpage containing all the disks WITH photos is my next plan, so that
> people, who find old drives can refer to the photos.
> So don't be surprised if my emails refer to drives in most cases.
>
> Are there other harddrive collector in this forum ?
>
> By the way, I have manuals for disk drives of the Trident Series (Century
> Data Systems). If anyone needs them , please let me know.
> I don't have a lot of time at the moment but scanning the docs will be
done
> in the coming months.
>
> Pierre
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> > On Sun, 12 Jan 2003, Brian Chase wrote:
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> > > I don't know; $5000 is a lot of money. That sucks. I don't recognize
the
> > > new high bidder's name at all. The chances are that we'll never see
> > > copies of those docs now.
> >
> > Don't be so dour. System Source has been building a computer museum for
> > years now (mostly through eBay it would seem).
> >
> > Check out their website:
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> > http://www.syssrc.com/html/museum/index.html
> >
> > I believe they used to have the collection on public display from their
> > office.
> >
> > They're doing an awesome job documenting all this. I'll bet if you
> > inquired they would be willing to make copies of the documenation, or
scan
> > it.
> >
> > Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer
> > Festival
> >
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