[rescue] FS: Sparcstation 5 110, U5 270 board

Bryan Gurney arb_npx42 at comcast.net
Mon May 22 08:32:53 CDT 2006

I didn't see any requests for the bare U5 board, so off to the dumpster it goes.

On Sun, 21 May 2006 16:32:48 -0400, Bryan Gurney <arb_npx42 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Well, I've decided to go ahead and sell things (or clean house):
> $15: Sparcstation 5 110 MHz (local pickup / delivery by myself only; base location: west of Boston between 128/495)
> + 110 MHz MicroSparc
> + 256 MB RAM (max for this system)
> + TurboXGX (CG6) framebuffer
> + 18 GB Maxtor Atlas V hard drive (7200 RPM; bought it from Overstock when I needed a "cheap newish" drive)
> + Sbus 10/100 HME card to supplement the onboard LANCE 10-base port
> - NO CD-ROM DRIVE; the case has the 1/3 height 5.25" bay, so if it did have the custom Toshiba drive, it'd be 2X (ouch!)
> 	I'd be willing to part with an external CD-ROM case with a Toshiba drive (from the U60 I got recently)
> 	if you need a CD-ROM drive to install an OS
> - This is the machine with the RTC that doesn't keep time when powered off.  I don't know why.  It's done this since I first
> 	picked up this box in summer 2004.  I haven't tried the NVRAM trick yet that was posted earlier in the U60 thread.
> 	Every time I've powered this box on, it's shown its proper MAC address, and it does keep time just fine when running.
> I'll be sure to throw in an extra drive cradle so you can run this thing with two hard drives properly mounted.
> Also, I have a spare U5 board that I'd be willing to part with for free.  It's been a year since I powered it on, but it
> did show a banner back then.  If I recall correctly, it has a 270 MHz USIIi processor, and 128 MB of RAM.
> This is just the board, CPU, and RAM; no case, no drives, no power supply, no fans, no backplane.
> This is in a box that could easily be shipped, but only if someone feels it is worth it.
> I have some spare time tomorrow so I could plug it in and post the banner as proof that it works.
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