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2018Re: [midatlanticretro] New Aquisition!

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  • Sridhar Ayengar
    Jan 3, 2006
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      Joe Giliberti wrote:
      > The other night, I bid on a lot of 8 mixed computers on eBay. I won at a
      > price of $1.76. I just picked them up. Post of them are old Pentium 1
      > machines, but there were two machines that caught my eye. The first is
      > an IBM PS/2 Model 80. It seems to be complete, and then some. Has a
      > floppy drive, and some kind of cartidge tape drive. Has what looks like
      > an old MFM hard drive inside. Additionally, there is a RAM expansion
      > card, the HDD controller card, and some type of SCSI card, with a
      > breakout box on connected with what looks like a Centronics cable. Just,
      > can anyone tell me the basic specs? Is it a 286 or a 386? The other is
      > an older Macintosh. A Preforma 575. It has a built in monitor and a
      > CD-ROM drive, but I'm not sure if it would be considered vintage. It is
      > not PowerPC era. I'm guessing from "575" that is is running at 75MHz,
      > but that may not be the case. Meanwhile, I also have about 6 beigeboxes,
      > one of which is an NEC server. Fun fun fun...

      Not MFM. EDSI. Much, much, much faster than MFM. It should be a 386.
      I have loads of parts for this machine, if you want them. Most of which
      I can let go for free.

      Peace... Sridhar
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