I posted in the "What's the latest Atari related thing(s) you've bought on ebay?" about a CD Tower I bought.
It arrived yesterday and I thought I would start a new thread to show the progress of the transformation into a Hard Drive Tower for the Atari 8-Bit with a Black Box connection.
To start, here are the pictures as the unit was when I bought it.
That is a smoked glass door on the front and the keys work.
There is a door like this on both sides. Very easy access.
All the fans work but as you can see, I need to clean the dust out of all three. The power supply looks like a regular AT power supply based on the position of the screws holding it in.
Notice at the bottom where there is a picture of a CD? That is where the "motherboard" for the unit sits. I pulled that out and removed the "motherboard" and found that an Adaptec 4070 is the identical size for the space. Those are 7 SCSI 6X CD units. I am selling these for $10 each plus shipping if anyone is interested. I have tested them for power and tray opening. One does not open. I will do no further testing.
I like how the top of the unit is beveled, similar to the XL line. If I get ambitious, I may use some black paint to make it look XLish.
I had to order some ribbon cable parts to make an internal cable for the Adaptec(s) and also for the Black Box to Tower. I want to put 2 Adaptec 4070s inside with 4 Hard Drives. I have 2 full heights that will take up the bottom four slots. Then I need to utilize one of the bays for the second Adaptec. Not sure how I am going to accomplish that yet. Then I have another half height drive for one of the last two drive bays. I will need either another half height RLL drive or I may just put a 1.2 meg floppy in there to use with my ATR 8000.