Huge IBM 1800 find (and need some help)
jws at jwsss.com
Sat Mar 21 17:15:03 CDT 2015
On 3/21/2015 12:50 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
> OK, a quick search shows the 2311 was indeed hydraulic!
The University of Missouri, Rolla 9 drive 2314 was hydraulic, and on
night a drive's actuator unloaded into the pack area, and took it out,
but the damage from that major failure was contained w/o the pack or
actuators exiting the enclosure. however the debris took out all the
packs and drives.
IBM had to air freight in an entire subsystem to replace it. The
datacenter was down for about a week. Main system was a 360/50 MVT /
HASP system FWIW.
This 1800 would be a great system to preserve and eventually restore.
I agree with Jon, hard to tell how to actually run these disks now days.
(BTW, Jon and I are from UMR)
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