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

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Thu May 15 00:22:14 CDT 2003

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

> It's got the weirdest SIMMS I've ever seen.  No chips on 'em, just little
> shiny metal cubes.

Those are gallium-arsenide chips, I'd wager.  That's how IBM (and Cray,
and others, I'd wager) got fast chips before silicon fabrication
processes were refined enough.

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