Surplus DEC MINC

Camiel Vanderhoeven iamcamiel at
Wed May 18 10:59:21 CDT 2016

Hi Tony,

How quickly do you need it to be gone? I'd love to have one, but it
might be a while until I can collect it in the UK...


On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 11:23 AM, tony duell <ard at> wrote:
> I have a DEC MINC that I don't _really_ need and wonder if anyone is
> interested.
> It's the hard disk model. A half-height rack containing a pair of RL01s
> and a power controller with the MINC CPU box bolted on top. It
> contains the normal cards :
> PDP11/03 CPU
> M8044 memory (30kW IIRC)
> DLV11-J (4 RS232 ports)
> IBV11 (IEEE-488 interface)
> RLV11
> Some parallel printer interface (LPV11?)
> BDV11 (Bootstrap/terminator)
> And 7 MINC modules :
> 2 off MNCDI (16 bit digital input)
> 2 off MNCDO (16 bit digital output)
> MNCKW (clock generator)
> Bad points :
> It is untested, assume it needs repair (but the boards, etc are intact)
> I would recomend doing electrical safety tests before applying mains!
> No connector blocks for the MINC modules
> No disk packs (but I might be able to find some)
> No terminal or cable (but not hard to sort something out)
> It could do wth cleaning (if you spin up the drives they will almost
> certainly headcrash). But no smoking near it ever.
> It MUST BE COLLECTED from me (SE London, near Bromley, not too far
> from M25). There is no way I can ship it. I will help dismantle it into
> units and load it into your car/van (I think it will all go in an estate
> car).
> Good point
> It's free. I do not want any money for it.
> I want it to go to somebody who will make use of it (either restore it, put it
> on display, or use it for spare parts for PDP11s), not somebody who wants
> to raid the gold from the edge connectors.
> -tony

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