[pups] Any comments on this (was Re: Suitable PDP11s, in the UK)

robinb at ruffnready.co.uk robinb at ruffnready.co.uk
Tue Nov 13 21:14:23 AEST 2007

Hi Tim,
It's probably got an RD53 in it.  An RD52 would be right for a box starting out as a 23 but I wouldn't have thought that you could get a workable unix on the system with only a 52.  The problem is that 53s are not the most reliable of hard discs.

I haven't forgotten you, I still need to go to the second lockup to find out what I've got stashed.


tfb at tfeb.org wrote:
> First of all thanks to everyone who replied following my earlier  
> enquiry.
> Someone is selling what he claims is an 11/73, in the UK: http:// 
> cgi.ebay.co.uk/Original-Vintage-DEC-PDP-11-73-Display-All- 
> Working_W0QQitemZ110191110904QQihZ001QQcategoryZ4193QQssPageNameZWDVWQQr 
> dZ1QQcmdZViewItem
> It looks may be too expensive to me (he's listed it before and no one  
> bid then).  But if I was interested my guess at questions to ask  
> would really be what disk (model) does it have because that's what  
> would affect reliability the most.  Anyone have any suggestions as to  
> anything else I should ask?
> Thanks, and apologies if this is abuse of the list (someone say if it  
> is, and I'll shut up).
> --tim
> _______________________________________________
> PUPS mailing list
> PUPS at minnie.tuhs.org
> https://minnie.tuhs.org/mailman/listinfo/pups

More information about the TUHS mailing list