Sun SPARCstation 2

From: Tim Harrison <>
Date: Tue Feb 13 20:48:26 2001

Jim Arnott wrote:
> This may be off-topic, but are there any SPARCstation users on the
> list? I just came into one with a missing hard drive and am looking
> for O/S information to make it live again.

Hey Jim.

I just picked up 2 SS2s for the collective. Bought 2 2.1G 50-pin SCSI
disks and an extra 16M RAM for both (they are coming with 16M per box).
For RAM, check out Also, was really
cheap for drives (although, I've heard some somewhat annoying things
about their service).

NetBSD is pretty rapid on these machines, and Solaris is a bit slow
(what do you expect, it's an older box, and Solaris is big :)). They
make decent workhorses, as long as you don't bother running X on them
(some might disagree, but my idea of quick is different from that of

Tim Harrison
Network Administrator
Received on Tue Feb 13 2001 - 20:48:26 GMT

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