Subject: Re: SCSI mostly...
To: Robert F Schaefer <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/04/2001 08:26:49
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 05:56:52AM -0400, Robert F Schaefer wrote:
> How did you pull off the 128MB?  I have 4*8M in my /280, and AFAIK that's
> the largest ram card produced by Sun for this model.  There is one or two
> hints about aftermarket ram cards, but nothing like a name or mfgr
> anywhere that I could see.  I'd been meaning to ask about this for a while
> now, and this semed like the perfect opportunity.

Clearpoint had a 128MB card for this system. 

The Comp.Sci lab director at NCSU had one in his office after "hushpuppy"
was upgraded from a 3/280 to a SPARCstation 5. Sadly, I wasn't able to get
to him in time and he threw the board away.

I'm still mad. My 3/260 has 32MB and one of the 8MB boards has a failed
chip on it. Usually the machine boots, sometimes it doesn't. The problem
is "correctable" by hardware but "still"...
Kevin P. Neal                      
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