800k External Drive owned by Apple?

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  1. ELMI0001 macrumors 6502

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  2. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    That's exactly what it is. My company used to put asset tags on things too, especially back in the '90s. :)
     
  3. ELMI0001 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool. Is there a way to track down information on the product based on its serial #?
     
  4. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    Not at the drive level. For a Mac, yes. For a drive, no. There's this info on drives in general:
    http://www.vintagemacworld.com/drives.html
     
  5. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    Maybe it was part of a leasing contract. Companies that offer leasing contracts usually mark the leased goods with their name as a proof of ownership. If the leaser goes broke or the contract doesn't get paid they can get their goods back.
     
  6. ELMI0001 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Very cool. Anyone want to trade a 1980's disk drive possibly used by Steve Jobs for a new iMac? :)

    I think I'm still going to turn it into an external hard drive, but it will be unique with that sticker.
     
  7. gkarris macrumors 604

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    No don't (unless you can reverse the mod). You will destroy it's value.

    It was property of Apple (they never leased anything out - leasing was done at the Computer Store level and would have the leasing company's tag on it).

    Sell it to one of us collectors if you don't want it...
     
  8. California macrumors 68040

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    Apple made those drives back in the day, I think it was from about 1989-1990 and it was not only manufactured by Apple, it was an Apple in house unit.

    DO NOT ALTER IT IN ANY WAY. Collectible and interesting.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_External_Disk_Drive

    Again, as this was an inhouse unit, don't open it or mess around with it. Collectible. Get another one to work on.
     
  9. ELMI0001 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well if anyone wants to trade it for something useful to me I'm all in for a trade otherwise I'm not interested in "collecting" this item. I have plenty of collectible junk in a drawer in my basement.
     
  10. California macrumors 68040

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    Put it up on eBay or see if someone here wants an Apple owned early Apple drive.
     

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