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The A2000 that wouldn
The A2000 that wouldn
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Description: I salvaged this box with an A2500 from a university dumpster. Lots of great cards to go hunting down the specs for on amigahardware.com (undergoing renovations).

For those who care this was Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The boxes were marked as property of the psychology department. Both had HDs, both HDs had been DRILLED through to prevent meddlers. Bastards. Poor quality of image is attributed to the Universal Serial Bus specification.
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Posted by: Adereth at November 25, 2003, 05:55:47 AM

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Comments (12)

May 07, 2008, 03:14:22 PM
i had the weirdest dream a while ago that i was walking past a skip/dumpster and though i recognise that browny beige boxy shape, and pulled out 3 A2000's!

am i going crazy? dreaming about rescuing amigas! realy vivid too! and i never remember my dreams... maybe its a sign i should ditch all this AGA malarky... hehe ;-)

anyway, drives can be gotten on the cheap, what would have been sacrasanct, would have been to drill the scsi cards the drives were attached to (ultimate lazyness to just pull the card and drill the drive plus card combo).

well done for the find and rescue. does sadden me that we don't catch all of them, as i have seen "for quick sale or will throw away, amiga 4000/060". i mean for bleeps sake..
November 14, 2006, 05:21:23 PM
It really bugs me that so many perfectly good Amigas have gone to the landfill just because people don't think they are useful anymore.  (I even live close to Kingston, Ontario).  At least these two were rescued.

The least people could do is donate them to a second-hand store, or sell them on Ebay.
August 14, 2006, 02:14:28 PM

Formatting the drive doesn't destroy data. Even overwriting data once doesn't destroy it completely, which is why programs like Eraser offer the option of overriting 7 or even 35 times.

Drilling through the platters at least stops nosey people getting an off-the-shelf package and recovering data, even if it wouldn't stop a professional.
April 19, 2006, 10:13:53 PM
Big deal. Just formatting the drive would've been even more secure - none of the professional data rescuers can salvage data that has been overwritten just once. Maybe the NSA can. Maybe.

If you drill a hole through the platters, professional salvaging can get 95% back...
February 21, 2006, 05:40:56 AM
As much as i hate to hear that guys ruined the drives, i think it's great the univ respected peoples privacy, they did the right thing.
December 24, 2003, 08:58:25 AM
Aye looks exactly like mine in fact...
November 30, 2003, 01:20:26 PM
It's the A2000 LED assembly. This guy has also removed the lid as I can tell.
November 30, 2003, 01:14:11 AM
Seriously Chris!! What the hell is in that photo???
November 27, 2003, 06:46:01 PM
Ah. I get it now....
November 27, 2003, 01:26:45 AM
It's a bird!  It's a plane!
November 25, 2003, 05:45:12 PM
Er... The poor lighting was going to be a neat "evil" look, but didn't turn out quite right.
November 25, 2003, 03:26:45 PM
What was it taken on, a webcam? Anyways USB is no excuse for poor lighting!


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