[rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale atbuy.com)

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Wed May 14 23:43:37 CDT 2003

On Thu, 15 May 2003, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:

> > I think that might be an aftermarket change.  I have my PS/2 Model 30
> > that I bought new from IBM and it has the riser.
> It must be completely diffo in the inside, then.  This looks stock, and
> there's no way the drive could ever have connected to a riser card.
> There's no appropriate socket anywhere, the drive's not even over the
> mobo, the ISA riser card doesn't leave any room, etc.
> The mobo says "IBM" with a part number or something of "1 GHO206EA" just
> below the "(C) IBM Corporation 1988" on the left front of the mobo....

Mine is apparently an earlier revision.  I hadn't realized they changed
it.  I stand corrected.

> This is the only mod 30 I've ever seen, though, so it might be different
> from other production series.  1988 is pretty late to be making '286s,
> and this one has every other modern feature:  SIMMs, 1.44 MB floppy,
> everything on the mobo, etc.

This is by far the lowest-end machine IBM was making at the time.  You
apparently have a Model 30-286.  The Model 30 I have is an 8086.

Peace...  Sridhar

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