[rescue] WTB: SS20 Ram, External SCSI CD

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 3 10:27:09 CDT 2003

--- "Curtis H. Wilbar Jr." <rescue at hawkmountain.net> wrote:
> >--- Nathaniel Grady <nate at grady.is-a-geek.com> wrote:

> The SS20 has two big advantages over the Indigo 2..... size... and
> weight !
> (first time I picked up an Indigo 2 I was wondering if SGI had a
> patent on exceeding the laws of physics with its materials
> density :-) ... onlything worse is a SparcServer 1000)

An Indigo^2 *only* weighs 35 pounds in full dress shipping crate...

> >An Ultra 1-170 should cost similar (or less) equiped similarly...
> The SS20 is still smaller if size is an issue.  Only thing I'd
> recommend anyone thinking of getting a U1 would be is go for
> the E models... they have 100Mbit ethernet and support wide SCSI
> to the disks.

Unless the stated goal is to either re-decorate or bench-press, I still
think an Indigo^2 or Ultra 1 would be a better box to solve the
*computational* needs of the planned user. Opinions of purple vs. beige
aside! ;^)


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programmers and deluge the hobby market with good software"
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