[rescue] re: Sun 2/120 and 2/50 Original Prices?

James Birdsall jwbirdsa at hotmail.com
Tue May 18 16:21:08 CDT 2004

From: "Walter Belgers" <walter+rescue at belgers.com>
> The 2/50 did not have the possibility to connect disks.

Not clear whether you're talking about your specific unit or in general, but
in general they certainly could take disks. Unlike later pizza boxes, they
are two-slot VME chassis, but it's hard to tell from outside because the
rear panel of the CPU board is two slots wide. The second slot takes a 9U
expansion board which may or may not have memory on it depending on the part
number, and provides connections for a 6U board. The 6U board could be SCSI
(the very common "SCSI-2" board usually found in a 6U-to-9U frame in VME
Sun-3's) or a Sky FFP ("Fast Floating Point") board. I've never gotten an OS
onto mine yet but it can see the SCSI controller and disk.

Also, as far as I know, there's nothing preventing one from taking the 2/50
CPU board and putting it in a larger VME chassis to use standard 9U VME
boards. I don't believe the ROMs have been crippled, although I really
haven't looked.

--James B.

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