[rescue] What do people think of a Sun Fire V210^W^W Ultra 45
ag at computer.org
Mon Feb 14 04:33:31 CST 2011
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 11:26 AM, Michael-John Turner <mj at mjturner.net>
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:10:45 +0200, Andrew Gaylard <ag at computer.org>
>> While on the topic of recommendations, I'm about to purchase a
>> Ultra-45 for personal use. Is anybody willing to share their
>> experiences with these boxes?
> As a matter of interest, what are you paying for it? U45s still seem to go
> for silly money on eBay.
I paid R5,000 for it. For those outside the RSA, that's about $685.
For a machine of 1.6GHz that's not been sold by the vendor for
several years now, I think that's a fair price.
I agree that people on eBay are demanding silly money for these.
But I doubt they're getting it. There's another one  I had my eye on
that's identical specs. The buy-it-now price is $2,300. I offered $750,
and the seller immediately responded with a price of $1,200, which is
pretty much half. So I really doubt that the $9,000+ prices are being
paid by anyone. I strongly suspect that these auctions are expiring,
and being re-started, indicating that the sellers aren't getting their
Now, anyone got any RAM or CPUs I can use to upgrade this puppy?
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