[rescue] Things I'd like to find good homes for...

Nathan Raymond nraymond at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 07:56:29 CDT 2020

I'm in the process of doing an in-town move (due to a not great landlord
situation), the last thing I wanted to be doing with kids during a
pandemic... anyway the new apartment is smaller, and there are some things
I think I should part with because I just haven't had the time to use them
like I thought I would. They're things I've bought over the years so I
would like to get something for them if possible:

SGI Indy workstation, IndyCam, SGI keyboard, SGI mouse
NeXTstation Color Turbo slab, soundbox, ADB keyboard, ADB mouse, 17" monitor
HP 9000 712/100 PA-RISC workstation
Sun SPARCstation 20

The Sun has some useful expansion cards in it and a full complement of
VSIMM cards. I have a copy of NeXTSTEP 3.3 and planned to run it on the
NeXT, HP 9000, and SPARCstation. I maxed out their RAM and have some new
SCSI drives ready to go, just haven't gotten around to it, don't know when
I will. I also have a copy of Solaris and some other SUN software from that
era that may run on the SPARCstation 20, some IRIX software, and some other
related hardware like 13W3 to VGA adapters and a Belkin SUN to PS2
conversion box for hooking up a PC keyboard and mouse to a SUN. I haven't
booted any of them in years.

I also have an older x86-64 box I put together to act as a cold spare
firewall for running pfSense or OPNsense, but I haven't had to use it at
all so it should find a new home as well. Specs are:

- Silverstone SUGO SG13B-Q-V1 Mini-ITX case
- Intel DQ45EK Executive Series Q45 Mini-ITX Motherboard
- Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 64-bit 2.4Ghz CPU
- Onboard Intel Gigabit Ethernet (Intel 82567LM)
- Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit PCIe Network Adapter (Intel 82572GI)
- Seasonic SS-350SFE 350W Active PFC 80 Plus SFX power supply
- 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 RAM
- 120GB SSD
- Back-panel serial port connected via cable to motherboard, can be used as
an optional serial console

The PCIe slot is only an x1 in it, so it's a bit limited in terms of
expansion (hence the single Gigabit PCIe card), but for my purposes it was
what I needed. It has been tested, packed up and is ready to go. The
workstations have their accessories and software scattered across a few
boxes right now, so it would take me a little while to collect everything
together, and longer to give them a once-over and make sure they're still
running well.

I'm not sure what would be reasonable to ask on any of this stuff, so I'm
open to offers. Would prefer local pickup (01845 in the US) or domestic
shipping (not looking forward to packing that 17" CRT though, and I know
some of these case plastics are probably getting brittle).

- Nate

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