[SunRescue] SS2 memory
rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Mar 7 08:35:05 CST 2001
Lower-end boxes will go down in price a bit quicker now, IMHO.
An SS/10 is a great step-up box because it can take a lot of different CPUs,
is almost as fast as an SS/20 chassis, and can take all kinds of RAM (16/64
An SS/5 can be a great deal, but my advice is to get the RAM with the
system - you will wind up paying about $35-50/32 Meg DIMM (ouch).
An Ultra 1 sells for about half the price of a new Sun Blade 100, and I
would say the Sun Blade is *easily* twice as fast, and upgrades are much
more affordable for the Sun Blade 100.
Ultra 5/10s are at an odd pricing point, and there will probably be some
market adjustments forthcoming, but not too drastic (IMHO).
Of course, my belief that the SS/10 is a great machine has not been
influenced at all by the fact that I may soon be selling one or two ;^) RAM
is affordable, HDs are easy (50 pin SCSI), and you have *lots* of room for
(No, I am not ready to list my SS/10s yet - soon, but not yet)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Reader" <dave at undone.org.uk>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [SunRescue] SS2 memory
> On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, David Cantrell wrote:
> > The FAQ says that the "card blocks SBus slot" - does that mean that it
> > blocks a single slot, or that it blocks all of them? Hopefully the
> > former, as I want to keep my framebuffer (which I assume is taking up
> > an sbus slot, I wasn't paying attention to that last time I opened it
> > up!).
> it installs into a single sbus slot, and has a small cable which plugs
> into a header on the SS2's main board. on the SS2 that is adjacent to the
> power supply.
> > And, of course, anyone got any boards available? Or know a part number?
> they're difficult to find. IIRC memoryx have them on their site but out of
> stock. the additional 32Mb daughterboard is even rarer.
> One SunRescuer (Ken Hansen ?) recently offered a PowerUp'd SS2 with one
> of these boards - which I wanted but couldn't sort payment :( ... I've not
> yet found one of these boards available in the UK.
> I have very occasionally seen them listed on US eBay. I suppose what
> length you will go to will depend on how badly you want one ;)
> I'm inclined to concentrate on newer boxes, for which memory is more
> readily available. I got lucky with a couple of cheap SS5's (tho the
> memory is proving very expensive) and have just got myself an SS10. The
> memory for SS10/20 seems to be reasonably abundant just lately.
> Just checked memoryx - see http://www.memoryx.net/5011823.html
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