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Wed Oct 26 20:42:07 CDT 2005
On 10/26/2005 at 9:06 PM Joe R. wrote:
> Well besides being HUGE and the fact that it didn't support all of the
>cards, it costs $2585! (with a hard drive) That's almost three times what
>I paid for my first XT clone! FWIW I've only seen one of the things.
>must not have sold many of them.
I used one for a time. 62 conductor thick round cable connected the two.
I recently scrapped the PC-side board of one--lots of LS374's IIRC. I
recall that IBM swore that the added delay was negligible, but I kept
running into the of "You're not running our card in the expansion unit, are
you? " problem. The cable wasn't long enough that you could do much else
than stack the two units on a normal sized desktop. And then, the
resulting pile was too high to set a monitor on. Two PSU fans didn't make
for a quiet workplace either.
I remember buying a Taiwanese mobo, case and a Sony monitor to replace the
PC 2-box setup at one of the De Anza college swap meets. The monitor cost
more than the PC. I think I tried using the expansion unit with the 8 Mhz
clone and had no luck at all.
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