What are they worth? was Re: Which PDP?
Gordon JC Pearce
gordon at gjcp.net
Wed Mar 23 06:23:09 CST 2005
Ethan Dicks wrote:
> An 11/23 w/RLV11 (requires CD-capable backplane) or RLV21 and a couple
> of RL02s is a nice PDP-11 system, and fits in a 42" tall rack. Not
> sure you could get all of that for under a grand these days, but it's
> a place to start.
I've got an OEM 11/73, with (mostly) OEM cards, originally built by
Baydel. It's got a couple of ST506 drives, probably about 30M each, and
two RL02s plus a spare drive, and about a dozen carts. There's quite a
lot of interesting software.
I suspect I got a good deal - it cost me a 19" Sun monitor and some
beer. Any idea how much that's worth? As far as I can tell, it's about
as good a PDP-11 system as you're going to get into the back of a large
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