Subject: Re: data sheets for 5000/200
To: Stefan Huhn <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 07/12/2001 11:12:52
there is the classic postscript file which afaik is still on (or was it on gatekeeper?) which has a lot of specs on the
machine. if you cant find it, i have a copy i can send you. 
its a nice machine. i still run decstations a lot these days. the '200 is 
a great workhorse. Make sure you keep it from clogging with dust! these 
bad boys will cook themselves if they dont get cooling. (i had that happen
to one i had sitting more or less unattended for months at a time, in a 
dusty place. the interior was a solid block of dust, and the machine 
died. :(   )  if you find a nice dec monitor and a good grafix card, 
these make fine X workstations. though, the X server in netbsd is a 
little slow, and the ultrix X server, while only x11R5 , is really fast. 
otherwise, you an run it from the serial console, which is also cool. 

happy hacking!

On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, Stefan Huhn wrote:

> hi all,
> i just got an old 5000/200 and i'm especially looking for detailed info 
> about the stuff inside it.
> so far i know cpu-type / speed, memory, etc, but it would be nice to 
> have all the technical specifications.
> it would also be nice to have some benchmark values, especially data 
> transfer rates to memory / disks.
> possibly someone of you knows a webpage or something...
> hope to hear from you soon,
> -- 
> so far, stefan