[rescue] Sun Sparcstation 20 hard disks

leaknoil leaknoil at charter.net
Thu Aug 25 02:42:33 CDT 2011

Personally I think you're an idiot but, that's just me. Yes there are 
that many parts in a SS20. Any one can fail. They were introduced in 
1994. How old were you then ?  I thought so.

Anyway, my point was why worry about buying new hard drives when you 
have working ones any anything else could go as well.  You should not be 
using a ss20 for anything important. Of course, there are people that 
have no choice. Pretty sure you aren't one.

They are great machines. Fun to play with. That is why most of us are 
here. We used these things when they were current. We used them to run 
businesses and crunch numbers. Would we now if given a choice ? No way.  
If you are saying you should use them for anything that matters then 
please read the first sentence again.

On 8/24/2011 11:54 PM, Mouse wrote:

  If you think this way I have to wonder what you are doing here. We 
aren't here because we think old machines produce more computation per 
watt, per second, or whatever. We're here because we like playing with 
old machines. Saying that something done to keep an old machine running 
is "wasting money" is completely missing the point. Or, at least, that's 
my understanding of it. It's certainly accurate as applied to me.
>> There are probably 1000's of components in a SS20 abut ready to go.
> Actually, probably not.  (I'm not convinced there are thousands of
> components in a SS20 at all, but aside from that.)

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