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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #75 on: October 08, 2009, 02:38:12 PM »
Well I picked this up last night, I will try and post a photo.

But basically I got 2 towers (one I believe works, whilst the other has sacrificed parts to fix the second), Labelled Sun Ultra 10
Another case which appears to house 3 Hard drives
2 tape drives
2 keyboards and mice
Boxes of manuals and discs
The heaviest monitor I have ever lifted  :o which has a very strange connector on the end of it  :-\
It comes packaged with Solaris 7 Desktop (means nothing to me)

Everything seems to be SCSi based, which is something I've never had any involvement with before

Ultra 10 - nice! I used to have a ultra 20. The sun monitors are good. It will have a 13W3 type connector. Slightly different to VGA as its a sync on green interface.

They keyboard and mice will be specific to SUN too as they have extra keys.

SCSI is good! Give me a shout if you need any help.

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #76 on: October 08, 2009, 02:56:24 PM »
Ultra 10 - nice! I used to have a ultra 20. The sun monitors are good. It will have a 13W3 type connector. Slightly different to VGA as its a sync on green interface.

They keyboard and mice will be specific to SUN too as they have extra keys.

SCSI is good! Give me a shout if you need any help.

Im sorry AndyT I would have to disagree with you there - from a Apple Mac Professional's point of view . . . SCSI was an absolute arse, friggin terminators etc . . . what a fiddly system! and when it did work if you didnt turn it off/on in the right order you had so much shit! :( Sorry!

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #77 on: October 08, 2009, 03:02:05 PM »
Might need to when I get chance to have a good look at it, so many leads, not sure what goes where  ::)

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #78 on: October 08, 2009, 03:13:43 PM »
Ultra 10 - nice! I used to have a ultra 20. The sun monitors are good. It will have a 13W3 type connector. Slightly different to VGA as its a sync on green interface.

They keyboard and mice will be specific to SUN too as they have extra keys.

SCSI is good! Give me a shout if you need any help.

Im sorry AndyT I would have to disagree with you there - from a Apple Mac Professional's point of view . . . SCSI was an absolute arse, friggin terminators etc . . . what a fiddly system! and when it did work if you didnt turn it off/on in the right order you had so much shit! :( Sorry!

Andy

Scsi is good in enterprise based systems where you need serveral disks per controller/channel. Not so good for desktops. They are damn quick.

Serial SCSI (SAS) are a lot better than the traditional SCSI.

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #79 on: October 08, 2009, 03:48:37 PM »
I'm a big SCSI fan too, versitile and fast for it's time, I get 25MB/s transfer rate from my UWSCSI in my A4000 8)

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #80 on: October 08, 2009, 04:42:08 PM »
I'm a big SCSI fan too, versitile and fast for it's time, I get 25MB/s transfer rate from my UWSCSI in my A4000 8)

At least someone is on my side!  ;D

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #81 on: October 08, 2009, 05:05:15 PM »
Nothing about sides, more about experience . . . :)
Didn't mean anything by it . . . sorry! :)

and don't ever get me started on Syquest/Zip/Optical drives! :(

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #82 on: October 08, 2009, 05:28:12 PM »
Scsi, IDE, Sata, SAS...

which ones best - there is only one way to find out.... FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #83 on: October 08, 2009, 05:28:55 PM »
SATA II - ;)
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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #84 on: October 08, 2009, 05:29:25 PM »
Nothing about sides, more about experience . . . :)
Didn't mean anything by it . . . sorry! :)

and don't ever get me started on Syquest/Zip/Optical drives! :(

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Didnt take it personally  ;D

I got a iomega clik! today.  :D

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #85 on: October 08, 2009, 05:29:43 PM »

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #86 on: October 08, 2009, 05:30:34 PM »
LOL!
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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #87 on: October 08, 2009, 06:08:44 PM »
I'm with AndyT on this one .... SCSI for the win :D

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #88 on: October 08, 2009, 06:16:24 PM »
FFS Why? So you guys really do enjoy setting up sodding dip switches, plugging it all and then finding that you needed a terminator to make it work????
I agree, one/two things plugged in, especially via UltraWideSCSi is really quick! But, after my experiences of using a couple of external HDs and A CD-Writer on an old macintosh, only to find out that one of the HDs was playing up, unplugging it all . . . plugging it all back in with new IDs - JESUS WEPT!

Surely Plug n Play - whatever it is . . . is better?
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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #89 on: October 08, 2009, 06:18:48 PM »
and to add something more - what is the maximum amount of SCSI devices in a chain? . . . . I rest my case! :)
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