Getting into VAXing

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Thu Jun 29 15:06:40 2000

--- Pat Barron <> wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jun 2000, Tony Duell wrote:
> >
> > The other is the 11/730. Small, slow, but there are only 2 ASICs (Memory
> > ECC gate arrays IIRC). The rest is AMD bit-slice, PALs, and simple chips.
> >
> Would the 11/725 also be a good/equivalent choice? My (possibly flawed)
> understanding is that the 725 is basically a 730 squeezed into a
> BA123-style "end-table" box (about the size of a Perq T2 or so).

Right... identical CPU, no provisions for external expansion (but you
_can_ squeeze a Unibus cable out it if you're careful), RC25 disks - fun
but a pain - one motor with two disks; one removable, one fixed, 25Mb each.
I used to have an RC25 cart with VMS 5.0 on it, so I know it fits, but I
lost it and the machine when the business it was resting at closed with
so little warning that I couldn't get it out. :-P

The 11/725 case is a bit larger than a BA-123, but the aspect ratio is


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