IBM RT 6150?
snhirsch at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 09:47:41 CST 2008
On Sat, 19 Jan 2008, jim s wrote:
> Jason T wrote:
>> Hi all - I've got a line on this old AIX box, with the monitor, books,
>> etc (not sure about O/S media but I think that can be "found.") Any
>> opinions on it? Any historical significance ("first machine run
>> ____," etc?)
> A lot of the stuff that was available from IBM has been posted in archives
> that can be found with some searching. Just be prepared to support a machine
> with a 1.2MB high density floppy habit, and a 60 or 150mb quarter inch tape
> habit. I have all my machines, software and drives "archived" and can't help
> much but they are nice machines.
> Only thing to watch for is whether it has 40mb or 110mb drives (or even
> 20mb). They used the seagates st whatevers, which might be a bit scarce
> these days.
> I heard rumors that one could get ide controllers to work in them, but a fire
> put a halt to my playing as I lost all but 2 of the boxes, and spares.
Not a rumor! I have a 1GB Seagate IDE drive in mine. The older and
clunkier the bus adapter, the better. Also, there's a SCSI driver
floating around that supports the Adaptec 1540B and lets you use a SCSI
tape drive of any convenient size.
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