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 Post subject: Help With These
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:28 pm 

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Can someone please help me with these. What I was told is that they were taken from something made in the 80's. I am not sure if that is correct or not. I was also told that these could fetch $7.00 a pound, is that correct? They have very thick fingers on them, well they are normal than other fingers now a days. The back of the boards do not have anything.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Help With These
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:40 pm 

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Looks like memory carriages. Unscrew the protectors and you’ll get telco rate for them.

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 Post subject: Re: Help With These
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:42 pm 

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Oh, they’re all dated 1984

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 Post subject: Re: Help With These
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:45 pm 

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lostinlodos wrote:
Looks like memory carriages. Unscrew the protectors and you’ll get telco rate for them.


Thank you so much for the information it helps a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Help With These
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:07 pm 

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I’m going purely on experience since I can’t match the numbers to my database exactly and google and bing keep bringing me to something I know it’s not.
2mb21?
2 megabit (BIT) 2.1 volt.
Looks like a few were reharvested for spare memory, others are obviously lower capacity cards to begin with.
I faintly remember coming across adverts for Bell Rogers or the like. That name jumped into my head as soon as I saw Rogers on the card so I’m gonna go with that.
Think they were a higher grade generic branding company also releasing rebranded stuff. Tandy, acorn, Micro, commodore... like Ultra today.
2 Megabit (0.25MB) was common at the time too. As was 2.1 volt power.

So I’m going with that. If anyone knows more or knows I’m wrong feel free to correct me. That was a long time ago and my memory isn’t as good as it used to be

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 Post subject: Re: Help With These
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:59 pm 

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Now I have something to go by. Someone recycled 400 pounds of boards, some are larger but most were this size. Many of the boards have about 80% filled with the IC chips.

I did see the "Rogers" but could not find out anything. I ever tried googling the codes on the boards, with no luck. Now at least I have something to go by.
Thanks so much, I knew you would have a clue as to what they were.


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 Post subject: Re: Help With These
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:17 pm 

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These also came, these I know are gold capped boards, and will sell them as that. But thought you would like to see them.


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 Post subject: Re: Help With These
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:50 pm 

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Nice. Looks like 240k cartridges.
Thinking someone dumped the “memory farm” on an old mini-computer.
400lbs? That like 25 megabytes! Oh my!
Seriously though the premise of the memory farm is something of early computer lore. Most of the old guard tells stories. Us younger people have all heard of them but aside from gigantic “trees”, stacks of 1 to 2 ram ports I’ve never actually seen a real one that worked. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Help With These
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:27 pm 

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I had to look up the term "memory farm" and if you seen all these, that is the first thought that would have came to view. The box these are in is a 4x4x4'. But man I would have loved to seen where all this was stored just to walk in and see it working would be amazing. But then again, I am sure it was in storage for many moons and they finally said "We need to get rid of this". The person that recycled them did not say much about where it came from, wish I knew.


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