[CDBUG-talk] NAS hardware - MaxAttach 3000

Mark Hutchinson m.hutchinson at mindspring.com
Sun Feb 10 21:44:48 EST 2008

Yep, one of the ways I had to use to fix it was to disconnect a drive and
wipe it completely. No floppy header, but there are four 2x5 pin headers,
one with a blue shroud, and the other three are shroudless. IIRC, someone
had listed that it the shrouded one was a COM port. I assume there are two
usb headers, and one more COM port there.

There is also a 1x8 pin header that may be the LCD display header connector
for the MAX 4000 model (more fancy, 1U mountable, 4 drive version). If I
could find 4 2.5" drives that were worth the while, I might be tempted to
try and get four drives mounted and see if RAID5 is an option. Definately
not enough room in the case for four 3.5" drives.

I'm thinking that it would be easier to pull the drive and put in another
system to upgrade the OS. Or at least to load FTP on it if it's not there


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Muldoon [mailto:doon at inoc.net] 
> Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 6:43 PM
> To: Mark Hutchinson
> Cc: cdbug-talk at lists.nycbug.org
> Subject: Re: [CDBUG-talk] NAS hardware - MaxAttach 3000
> On Feb 10, 2008, at 5:26 PM, Mark Hutchinson wrote:
> >
> > So, basically an old Pentium TX-chipset Mobo with two hard 
> drives on 
> > two channels, running with 32 Megs of memory. The board 
> itself can use 
> > upto 128 Megs (am reading that it will take a 256 Meg 
> SODIMM, but only 
> > show 128 Megs).
> Looks pretty standard..  have you taken it apart ?  Does the 
> mobo have a header to hook up a floppy drive? Perhaps could 
> use that to boot from a floppy and run a bit newer version of 
> the OS. Another option might be to take a drive out, install 
> it in another computer and get a base OS on there and play from there.
> -patrick
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