[vcf-midatlantic] AlphaServers free to a good home

David Riley fraveydank at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 10:41:57 EDT 2020

I’m in SW Center City Philadelphia, pretty easy access from Interstates 76 and 95! Feel free to follow up off-list if interested.

- Dave

> On Jul 29, 2020, at 10:10, Vincent B via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I'm interested! Where exactly are you located?
>> On Wed, Jul 29, 2020, 10:09 AM David Riley via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I’m moving down to Maryland in about a month and the new house doesn’t
>> have quite as much basement space as the old one. I need to thin the herd a
>> bit.
>> I have two AlphaServers I’d be glad to pass on to a good home; one 2100
>> (with one CPU, 2GB RAM) and one 1000A (which I think has 64MB RAM, but see
>> below).
>> The 1000A has a slightly flaky CPU (EV4/266) which might just need to be
>> reseated or might need replacing; it was working fine a year ago, but is
>> now stopping partway through the boot sequence. If you’re able to source
>> it, it can take a much faster EV5 CPU and a lot more RAM.
>> I have quite a few spare drives for both, which is good because they’re
>> SCSI drives that are starting to drop like flies. The DEC drive carriers
>> are just sliiiightly offset from standard SCSI spacing, which makes it
>> difficult to swap other drives in.
>> Anyway, I’d love to see these go to a good home; I don’t have time for
>> them at the moment, and I definitely don’t have space for them (the 2100 is
>> the size of a small dorm fridge, and the 1000A is like a double-wide full
>> tower, mostly owing to the space for disks in both; unloaded, they’re not
>> super heavy, but big enough to be awkward). I did fit both of them along
>> with some other servers in the back seat and trunk of a 2006 Honda Civic a
>> while ago, though, so they’re transportable.
>> Let me know if you’d like them. I’m not sure I’ll be able to make it out
>> to the workshop on the 17th, and everything needs to be out of the house by
>> the 14th, so please be able to pick it up from Philadelphia (if someone is
>> willing to store it in escrow for me so much the better).
>> - Dave

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