HARDWARE RUNDOWN, CHANGES NOTED IN
Status as of 12/23/2002:
Status as of 5/06/2002:
Status as of 3/08/2002:
Here's the latest
Status as of 10/23/2001:
the Beginning - 9/27/2001
In the beginning, there
was a PC...and it was huge. An In-Win Q500 full tower.
And inside said case was an Asus P2B with a P3-500, 3x128 meg ECC
Dimms. Hanging off of that we had a Voodoo5 5500 PCI, a
Intel Pro100 Dual Port NIC, a Sound Blaster Live! Platinum with
Live!-Drive and an Adaptec 2940u2w SCSI card. For drives we
had 2 Seagate 9.1g u2w SCSI drives, a Plextor UltraPlex 40x Wide
SCSI CD-Rom and a Plextor UltraPlex 4x12x SCSI-2 CD-R. Plus
your requisite 3.5" Teac floppy drive and a generic 300w PSU.
The In-Win Q500
The 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI with 64 megs
The SB-Live! Platinum
All in all an okay
system...and all SCSI! Woo! Nothing like no IDE drives
eating up CPU cycles.
Adaptec 2940U2W SCSI Card
SCSI-2, UW and U2W! Woo!
The Plextor UltraPlex 40x Wide CD-Rom
and PlexWriter 4x/12x CDR
...but, such is the way of a nerd...the
urge to upgrade took hold.
Sick of moving a 40lb.
full tower case, it was targeted as the first item to go. A
convenient trade of a 4 port KVM with a gullible member of QA
(hi!) and a few days later enters the Lian-Li PC68 USB mid-tower
case. The soon-to-be victim of many a dremel attack.
The In-Win Q500 found a new home in the care of another RCN
employee. All the SCSI hardware is still looking for a good
My box from the front on 9/27/01
My box from the side on 9/27/01
My box from the rear on 9/27/01
Next on the hit list was all the SCSI hardware. One IDE HD
and one CDRW would allow for the removal of the 2 hard drives,
CDRom, CDR, SCSI card and 4 different flavors of SCSI cables.
Enter the Seagate Barracuda IV 40gb Ultra ATA hard drive and the
Plextor UltraPlex 24x/10x/40x CD-RW. The quietest hard drive
I've ever owned, and the damned fastest burner I've ever owned as
The Plextor UltraPlex 24/10/40A
So that's where my box
finds itself, this 10th of October in the year 2001. I'm
sure it will see many more hardware changes over the weeks