[rescue] Prospective VAXrescue
shirker at mooli.org.uk
Fri Jul 11 20:30:32 CDT 2003
I've been offered a pair of MicroVAX 3400s.
Each has 3x RF71 400MB DSSI disks, one has a TK70 tape drive and also a
SCSI card (apparently the label's fallen off but the card has an MMJ connector
on it, and when you attach a terminal to this you get a SCSI config
menu, so says the vendor).
They both have 36MB RAM. One is running VMS 5.4, the other has been
My question is: should I buy these? Can I do anything useful with them?
I'd be interested to learn VMS, but I've never, ever touched DEC
hardware before, so I don't know how much of a handful these boxes would
be for me to deal with.
One last question: how much should I pay? (Ballpark figures)
I remember why I started becoming less tolerant, and I think I should strive
to become less tolerant in future. - RobA
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