IBM 4331 [Was: MFM floppy and HD emulator DREM]
Guy Sotomayor Jr
ggs at shiresoft.com
Mon Oct 17 17:18:15 CDT 2016
> On Oct 17, 2016, at 3:08 PM, Jason Howe <jason at smbfc.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Oct 2016, Guy Sotomayor Jr wrote:
>> Oh and did I mention that I?ve acquired (just need to move it) an IBM 4331 mainframe including *all* of the peripherals (3340 disk drives + lots of packs, 1403 printer, IBM tape drives, card reader/punch, 029 keypunch, manuals, terminals, etc, etc)?
>> TTFN - Guy
> That seems incredibly cool. Can I ask how one comes by one of these and if they paid you to take it away or vice versa?
I’ve been on the lookout for IBM mainframes for a while. I did manage to acquire a fully functional Multiprise 3000 that was taken out of service and stored. I was incredibly lucky with that one as it was unmolested (it even came to me in its original IBM shipping crate!). I learned about the 4331 a few years ago and I’d been asking if they were interested in “getting rid of it”. Every 6 months or so I would ask if they’d made a decision about getting rid of it. Finally about 2 months ago I got an email saying that they had decided to get rid of it. It’s been stored for a number of years even before I found out about it but it has been stored properly. I still imagine that there’s going to be a fair amount of work to get it running again. We’re still working out arranging getting it shipped.
TTFN - Guy
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