Hillary's email server in my garage

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  1. Gdrumm

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    I picked up a tray, or part of a server rack the other day, with 8 slots for hard drives.
    It actually has 4 hard drives still intact, but the end connector is not SATA and it is not IDE.

    Is anyone familiar with how server drives are connected?
    Can I buy a USB device on ebay, so that I could use these drive for back up storage?
    Who knows, maybe it is Hillary's email drive?????
    Maybe this one hasn't been wiped clean.........

    If I know what to call the connector, maybe I can find something cheap so I can use the drives.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. joeyd999

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    Photo, please.
     
  3. joeyd999

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    Does this help?
     
  4. Gdrumm

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    Sorry I should have posted a photo.
    It's late, so I will have to do that tomorrow.
    I didn't see in the link Joeyd999, but I appreciate it.
    Gary
     
  5. be80be

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    More then likely SCSI
     
  6. sirch2

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    I agree, possibly SCSI
     
  7. joeyd999

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    Yes. It is possibly a number of things. Without photo, how can you tell?
     
  8. Kermit2

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    Scuzi (SCSI) is the the most likely and they are most often arranged in a RAID configuration.
     
  9. kubeek

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    Might be SAS in these days.
     
  10. Gdrumm

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    I Googled pictures of SCSI connectors, and now I am pretty sure thats what it is.
    I will still take a photo later (when I get home) and post back.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  11. mcgyvr

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    yep.. more than likely SCSI..
    That was one of the most popular "higher performance" computer connections back in the day..
     
  12. wayneh

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    If it's SCSI, it's quite old and those hard drives are low capacity (less than 1 Gb?) compared to a modern drive, for instance 3Tb. All the information on them might fit a single thumb drive. It may not be worth your time, unless the data itself is interesting. Unlikely!
     
  13. wayneh

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    And ya know, posting a thread with that title MIGHT bring you some unwanted visitors. :eek:
     
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  14. joeyd999

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    I thought it was pretty funny.
     
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  15. Kermit2

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    The only way to be sure it was Hillary ' s server is to put a hard drive from another mail server in it. If the emails disappear then you know it is was hers

    :)
     
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    Yeah, when I saw the word Scuzi, I was thinking that sounds more like Bill's email server, rather than Hillary's.

    Anyway, I think these are larger than 1 GB so they might be SAS.

    I should know by this afternoon.

    The adapters aren't cheap either, SCSI to USB, the cheapest one I saw on Ebay was $48.00.
    Some were upwards of $200.00.
     
  17. joeyd999

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    Hi capacity drives are dirt cheap today. If they are not PATA/SATA, using them may not be cost effective.
     
  18. gerty

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    I bought one of these 6 months ago and it works great.

    http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Conve...r=8-2&keywords=sabrent+usb+hard+drive+adapter
     
  19. Gdrumm

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    Thanks Gerty, I'll check that out.
    Here are a few pictures.
    Turns out, it's an entire computer, an HP ProLiant Server.
    It has 6 bays, with 4 Hard Drives, each one about 70 GB.
    It's got lots of RAM, and I can probably get it hooked up with a Monitor, Mouse and Keyboard. (and a CD or DVD drive... I have several)

    It feels like it weighs 100 pounds.

    Any thoughts on its value? (assuming it works).

    I have a day job, so I'll stop trying to do stand up.

    Thanks for reading the post.
    Gerty, looks like this one is different.
    The cheapest SCSI to USB I've found costs around $50.00
     
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  20. eetech00

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    SCSI drives rarely used anymore. but that does look like SCSI (SCA).
    HD these days are usually SAS or SATA HD.

    What model? looks like DL380 gen 1?
     
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