The answer from myself to a question like that will always be yes! Go right ahead, and make me smile some more! I'm a member of a few forums and this has been the thread that I've most enjoyed this week. It's brilliant seeing old gear again and getting the opportunity to see hardware that though familiar with it, I was never fortunate enough to be able to see anything away from simple case or publicity shots on the printed page or video.
As for the tech question, I believe I know someone that has a nice collection of SGI hardware, so I will try to get in touch with him and see if he has any advice. It could take a few days but I'll pop back if I have an update and see if you still need any help with accessing the drive.