[vcf-midatlantic] Anyone have any info on the Sun 511 box?

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Sat Apr 6 02:21:41 EDT 2019

Hi, All,

I'm dusting off old Sun gear for VCF East and I ran across a shell of
a Sun 511 box on my shelf.  Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any
docs online about what would have been stuffed into it back in the
day.  Lots of Sun info still out there but the 511 box is not well
represented.  I suspect that's because I think it's a late Sun 2/early
Sun 3 device.

The best description  is here:


Better photos at:


Mostly I'm curious about mounting plates/brackets, etc.  I don't have
the original PSU so if I use this box, I'll have to find something
modern anyway.

I also have some more modern (late Sun 3/early Sun 4) tape/disk
shoeboxes.  I haven't found any pictures online but they are tall
enough to hold a full-heigh 5.25" disk over a 5.25" half-height tape
drive on a half-height bracket with the PSU to the rear.  Those are
ready to stuff with disks so I'll probably start there.

If only I had more than one DD50-P Sun SCSI cable...

Alas, the "joy" of vintage machines, when it's hard to find parts that fit.


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