Craigslist- MicroVAX, DECstation, etc.
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Wed Jan 16 12:48:16 CST 2008
Actually the non-DEC machines on this list are the best. While slow
by todays standards, a Sparc 5 is a very nice platform for OpenBSD.
If I was local, I'd be checking out all the storage stuff, now that's
what would be nice to hang off my VMS box! :^)
The best use for that VAXstation 2000 is a dedicated disk formater.
For anyone that is in the area and still using MFM drives, it is
worth picking up for just that reason, as the disk formatting
routines are in ROM on that (I've even used one with bad RAM to
format a drive).
At 8:05 AM -0800 1/16/08, Scott Quinn wrote:
>Not me, but saw this mentioned elsewhere (from New York):
>>Date: 2008-01-15, 9:04PM EST
>>I'm clearing out some of my collection of older Unix-based systems,
>>and at this point, I just want to be rid of them. I'm offering them
>>for $20 each. Any less than that, and I'll part them out, and
>>reclaim the gold. If you want more than $100 in gear, let me know,
>>and I'll work out a deal with you.
>>Most of these systems all worked the last time I used them, and all
>>have CPU's, memory, and a disk. Some of the rest of them I never
>>got around to doing anything with, so I don't know for sure if they
>>have a disk. I also don't know for sure what the exact specs are --
>>the model numbers don't really help, because I usually reconfigured
>>them when they arrived. Some of these systems take proprietary
>>keyboards and mice, which I may or may not have laying around.
>>Others (like Sun, for example) I have more keyboards than I know
>>what to do with.
>>I do have ISOs of operating system installation CD's for most of
>>these systems, which I can burn onto DVD-R in trade for a bunch of
>>Here's a list of the machines that need homes:
>>- DEC/Digital MicroVAX 2000; this one doesn't have a disk, so it'd
>>have to be net booted over a LAVc.
>>- Silicon Graphics Indy; I have two of these to move.
>>- DEC/Digital DEC 3000 Alpha workstation
>>- DEC/Digital Personal DECstation 5000/25
>>- Sun SPARCstation 2; not sure if this one works anymore -- you can
>>have it for free
>>- Sun SPARCstation 4
>>- Sun SPARCstation 5
>>- HP B160L
>>- HP C240
>>- IBM 43p
>>- Sun Ultra 10
>>- Silicon Graphics Indigo2; a few Express graphics systems and a
>>couple Impact graphics systems. The R10k Max Impact with a lot of
>>memory is something I'd like to get $50 for.
>>Non-workstation stuff that I want to move:
>>Chaparral Fibre Channel to SCSI bridge
>>Brocade Silkworm 2800 -- two carcasses, with one supply in each --
>>one has the password set, and the other doesn't boot properly, and
>>I don't use Brocade, so I don't need them.
>>I also have Fibre Channel and SCSI storage and accessories, which
>>would be more than the $20 each. I have 73GB SCSI drives in
>>UltraWide SCSI arrays, and I have 181GB FC drives in small
>>standalone enclosures. I do also have 1G/2G/4G Fibre Channel PCI
>>cards, cables, GBICs/SFPs, etc. If you need anything to do with
>>FC/SCSI storage, let me know.
>> * Location: North Tonawanda
>> * it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other
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