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

bill pointon wpointon at earthlink.net
Thu May 15 04:51:14 CDT 2003

well ive got the left handed lockwasher then cause i have a ps2 mod 30 
(somewhere around here) with the un-famous and often forgotten 80186
On Thursday, May 15, 2003, at 12:43 AM, vance at neurotica.com wrote:

> 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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