From: Peter Pachla <>
Date: Fri Dec 31 09:41:46 1999

Hi Paul,

> The above item fell into my possession today. It appears to be
>circa 1990, contains three hard disks (or DASD, if you prefer),
>a 150mb QIC tape drive, and a twinax interface card.

Nice, sounds a lot like my AS/400.

In fact, looking through the AS/400 handbook it would appear that what you
have is an AS/400 9404 Model C10. I THINK this is what I have, mine is a
9404 but I'm not sure if it's a C10, C20 or C30.

I've got the expansion cabinet with mine, which I think makes it a C20 or

> The IBM web site indicates this machine supports a whopping 20MB of
>RAM and 2GB of hard drive space....

If you haven't already got it I recommend downloading the AS/400 handbook
from the IBM website. It's a 5.15Mb ".pdf" file, but well worth the download

>....It still has an OS on the disks if I can remember which drive went
>in which bay in the machine (or if the id is in the drive rather than
>the backplane)

I don't know how drive IDs are assigned, I'm still trying to get mine to
power up.... :-(

BTW You do have the system security number don't you? Without this you'll
have to reinstall the OS every 30 days or so, from what I've been told.

> From a quick once over the disk/DASD appear to be SCSI, as does the
>QIC tape. Can anyone confirm?


If you do manage to get yours working drop me a note, I've been wrestling
with mine for some 4 months and gotten exactly nowhere so far.

  TTFN - Pete.

Hardware & Software Engineer. Sound Engineer.
Collector of Arcade Machines, Games Consoles & Obsolete Computers (esp DEC)            | |
Received on Fri Dec 31 1999 - 09:41:46 GMT

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