Strange things found in a free SPARC 20
pat at computer-refuge.org
Sat Jan 20 11:04:08 CST 2007
On Saturday 20 January 2007 00:38, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> internal SCSI drive of a type I'd never seen before. I had to google
> it - an ST5660NC. I was surprised to confirm that even though it was
> an SCA-connector drive, it was a whopping 545MB, and *narrow* (thus
> the "NC"). I didn't know anyone made a) SCA drives below 1GB, and b)
> narrow SCSI SCA drives. I think the drive bracket is probably one of
> the most expensive things in the box, really.
I've seen them quite a bit in machines from Purdue, mostly in SS5's.
SS20's are expensive enough that I'm not sure why someone would use that
> I think there was some recent list traffic about using an SS20 as,
> essentially, an X terminal with that optional internal frame buffer,
> but since I don't have one, I'm thinking "headless server". Not as
> powerful as the cheapest of "haul-it-away" commodity boxes, but
> substantially more robust. At least I'd expect this box to stay up
> for 6 months at a time.
I think I've got some VSIMM's laying around somewhere. Probably next to
my E4000's. :)
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