Subject: Re: Alpha stuff for free
To: James Birdsall <email@example.com>
From: Dave McGuire <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/08/2003 19:29:31
On Monday, September 8, 2003, at 07:25 PM, James Birdsall wrote:
> Speaking of Alphas, can anybody recommend model(s) which are cheap,
> cool/low-power, and well-supported? The nice Alphas that I have are
> too huge
> for me to keep; the Jensens are small enough, although not as small as
> like, but support for them always seems like an afterthought and I
> have the
> impression that it's frequently broken because hardly anybody cares.
> Turbochannel or PCI would be fine, or if the Jensens are
> than I thought, I'll just stick with one of those.
For older machines, Il ik 3000 model 300s. They have
slower-than-normal TurboChannel buses (12.5MHz instead of 25MHz if
memory serves), but they still perform pretty well. They're very tiny.
If you're looking for a newer machine, I can't say enough nice things
about the AS500. They're fast, take modern peripherals (68 pin SCSI
drives), and are relatively compact.
For a small and super-cheap PCI machine, the AS200 isn't bad. I've
used a bunch of those. Their power supplies can be unreliable, but
other than that, they do ok.
Dave McGuire "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL -Bill Bradford