Semi-OT: IDE & SATA to USB "dongles"
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 04:59:35 CDT 2006
On 6/2/06, Zane H. Healy <healyzh at aracnet.com> wrote:
> My DEC PWS 433au is right at about 10 years and gets continuous use.
> It runs 24x365, and has for the last 6 years. A lot of people have
> VAXen that they been using for 10+ years (if not 20+), same with
> PDP-11's. In the DEC world 10+ years isn't so much unusual, as the
> norm. Some DEC systems have been in continuous use for 30+ years.
Hear, hear. The oldest (to me) DEC machine in my posession I got in
1982 (PDP-8/L); it
works, but I don't use it every day. I do have some stuff from the
late 1970s and
early 1980s that I have every expectation to work on those occasions when I do
fire it up (few times per year). The stuff from the early 1960s I'm
less confident about, but I'm not terribly worried about the
electronics (just the electrolytic caps).
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