[rescue] [geeks] Last Call - Ultra 5/10 parts

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 12:32:07 CDT 2014

HD? IDE drives are getting hard to find (in good shape, not worn down after 5+
years operation) IMHO.

SCSI? If you want a nice throughput 'bump'.

PS? Where you gonna get a spare after a lighting strike?

A whole spare system unit? Since there will be no shipping charge, why not?

Remind me, when is VCF East again?


> On Mar 12, 2014, at 1:16 PM, Earl Baugh <earl at baugh.org> wrote:
> Michael-John Turner wrote :
>>> On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 10:54:59PM -0400, Andrew Jones wrote:
>>> In the SBus systems, particularly the pizzabox workstations, Sun managed
>> to
>>> hit both notes on a regular basis.
>> Couldn't agree more. I'll always have a soft spot for the SS20, the first
>> Sun system I ever used, c. 1996. It was running Solaris 2.5.1 and hooked
>> to a "massive" 20-odd GiB storage array.
>> I still have one that I want to max out and run OpenStep on (I just need
>> find a $%#^ VSIMM). I have a pair of SM81s for it but they run awfully
>> hot...
> I have a soft spot for the first Sun system I used for work... though, I
> feel old now,
> given it was a Sun 3/110 :-)  and pretty new at the time.   When thru the
> whole line
> from there... lots of 3/X models, a 4/110, Sparcstation 1 (which was an
> incredible
> jump from any of the VME for speed at the time... one of the largest
> perceived
> deltas in performance... not necessarily the largest measurable X
> multiplier)
> (BTW, I have a 3/110 and 4/110 both that fire up here in my office... I'm
> in the
> process of coming up with replacement media for them, i.e. SCSI to
> CF/SD/etc. but
> am still going to mount that in a Sun shoebox [the original huge ones] to
> keep the original
> look :-) ... and BTW 4 BNC to 13w3 to VGA actually works... at least with
> the Viewsonic,
> though seeing SunView on a LCD takes a bit mentally to process.. it feels
> out of place,
> like seeing someone from a looong time in your past showing up in your
> current environment... )
> Getting back to the original topic, I've got a Ultra 10 here.   I've got
> SCSI in it now
> (and SCSI drives) and a creator card (with 13w3...which I have plenty of
> adapters,
> etc. for)   So, what "spare parts" should I ask Lionel to bring to the VCF
> so I can
> take them off his hands? :-)     What other "options" were out there, and
> what would
> you consider for maxing it out?
> Earl
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