University of Michigan Property Depot report

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Wed Sep 29 10:48:28 2004

On Wednesday 29 September 2004 09:35, Jason McBrien wrote:
> They had a bunch of those at the property depot a few months ago,
> along with an ancient RS/6000 and a big DASD array. I'm considering
> as my next car a Chevy Avalanche so I can start picking this stuff
> up. I'll just need subsidies for gas :)

Hmm. I'd like to come up with a DASD for my S/390 at some point, so I
might do something more interesting with it than heat my garage...

Anyways, I don't think you'd want to try to haul any IBM DASD inside an
SUV, unless you wanted to get new shocks. A trailer, however, would
probably work if rated for enough weight.

The number that IBM gives as the minimum weight for an S/390 cabinet of
the type I have (9672) is 1300LBS for a single 6ft high 24" rack, which
explains the difficulty I had moving it across the carpeting in my last
apartment. :)

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