IBM stuff

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Tue Sep 14 23:00:51 2004

Today I finally picked up that IBM 8232 - probably the most odd, and
certainly largest, machine from IBM's original PC line. The 8232 is
essentially a bridge between a Bus and Tag channel and ethernet/token
ring. Basically it is a 7532 Industrial PC with a channel card and panel,
all in a 300 pound box.

It sounds like it could actually be useful as sort of a channel sniffer.

I also took a 3480 tape drive with a controller. This is somewhat like the
TK50 drives of DEC fame, but Blue (and a whole bunch heavier).

There are some other 3480s available for people that might want them. I
can ask my contact - when I was there today, one 3480-A22 controller and
seven 3480-B22 drives were still on the floor. These are located in New
York City.

William Donzelli
Received on Tue Sep 14 2004 - 23:00:51 BST

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