AT&T 3B1 Unix PC
ethan.dicks at usap.gov
Thu Aug 7 15:50:56 CDT 2008
On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 11:23:45AM -0700, Eric Smith wrote:
> Both models are a "Unix PC".
> The original model is the 7300, and uses a half-height drive. Standard
> drives were 10MB or 20MB.
> The newer model is the 3B1, and has a "hump" to accommodate a
> full-height drive, and a higher-rated power supply. Standard drives
> were 40MB or 67MB.
Did anyone ever come out with a SCSI interface for these, even a home-brew
Back in the day, I really, really wanted one, but by the time I could
afford it, the max disk size was really cramped. I think my Amiga at
the time had somewhere around 200-450MB, by comparison.
I know lots of guys who were working at the local Bell Labs at the time
that bought these through the employee discount plan. These were the
same guys that later migrated to 386s w/Interactive UNIX then to low-end
SPARC boxes, etc. One of the things I miss from those days is the monthly
UNIX meetings we used to have - I guess it's now so common that we don't
have to meet in secret to swap arcane lore anymore ;-)
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