[rescue] packing options for ultra 60

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Mon Mar 5 14:04:45 CST 2007

On Mon, 5 Mar 2007, Mark wrote:

> I shipped a U30 across the UK ad found that casing is not as solid as
> it looks. The metal chassis is made like a Volvo, but the outer
> plastic bezels and the side door are vulnerable to losing corners if
> they move in transit.

The resilience of the plastic components of a Unix workstation vary
inversely with respect to the system's initial sticker price.  A U30 may
require a freight carrier to damage it, but an E450 can lose its
operator panel's door through general handling, and an SGI's platics can
crack if you'll just look at them sternly.

Jonathan Patschke ) "I would buy a Mac today if I was not working at
Elgin, TX        (   Microsoft."      --Jim Allchin, VP of Platforms

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