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

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Thu May 15 00:26:07 CDT 2003

On Thu, 15 May 2003, Jonathan C. Patschke 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.

They aren't GaAs.  This is a *very* low-end machine.  It's probably a 3D

Peace...  Sridhar

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