SCreaming RD54 aka Maxtor 2190

From: Jim Strickland <>
Date: Thu Jan 18 01:54:44 2001

Could you set it up to netboot and copy the disk over before it croaks?
If it was running VMS I'd suggest clustering it. I'm thinking the difference
in performance between having it netboot and run against an NFS disk vs
running against the mfm drive isn't going to be all that big.
> I'm really torn by this little machine. On the one hand I sort of swore off
> MFM drive based systems and was sticking to Q-bus based VAXen in the
> collection, but now with the VS2000 I've got a bunch of the workstation
> versions as well (KA41 - KA49). Fortunately for me the desktop VAXes take
> up _much_ less room than the deskside variety, also the drive has Ultrix32
> on it and its my only Ultrix based VAX (I've got Ultrix media for MIPS but
> not for VAX). I'm guessing that if I moved the jumper back I'd see it has
> some sort of frame buffer as well, perhaps it would bring up X even.
> --Chuck

Jim Strickland
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