Anyone looking for a CDC 9766?

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Date: Sat Aug 3 09:56:04 2002

Hello Ethan,

I guess you live in the states, not in Germany. Otherwise I would have taken
the drive...:(


> When I was inspecting a Pyramid tower for Dan Cohoe today, the guy
> at dotcomliquidation was rolling out a CDC 6766 drive for a fellow
> >from Virginia who rented a minivan and drove to Columbus to pick
> it up (important safety tip: the back deck of a minivan does not
> lift up high enough to allow adequate forklift clearance to rear-load
> a 600 lb disk drive. He will have some explaining to do when he
> returns the van ;-)
> I mention it because a) it sold for $25 and b) he has one more. If I
> had needed it (got plenty of Fuji Eagles and no 9766 platters) I might
> have bought it. The seller offered the second drive to me on the spot
> for the same price.
> I was a little disappointed in what they had there - *lots* of copiers
> (90% end up in the crusher he said), wads of phone and PBX equipment
> (including a 20 cabinet Lucent switch that he was going to offer at
> $60K to start). Virtually no DEC equipment beyond a couple of semi-
> modern storage arrays in the $100-$500 range. I'll probably pop by
> his eBay list from time to time - shipping is no hassle for me - they
> are 6 miles from work.
> So... if you are *really* interested in a 9766, write me and I'll do
> what I can to hook you up. I do *not* own a vehicle that will be
> suitable to take it to my house. I don't mind storing it for someone
> for a reasonable interval (weeks, not years), but I personally have
> no way to get it there.
> -ethan
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