[rc5] Thinking of an Alpha

Brian Neal bneal at volusianet.net
Sun Nov 9 09:17:32 EST 1997


The company we bought the tape drive from could have tacked on some
extra money when we mentioned the Alpha, but I have run into hardware
incompatibilities with it.  For instance, a digi board failed to work with
it.

-brian

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Zieger <m.zieger at kem.ac.at>
To: rc5 at llamas.net <rc5 at llamas.net>
Date: Sunday, November 09, 1997 4:10 AM
Subject: Re: [rc5] Thinking of an Alpha


>At 20:06 08.11.97 -0500, Brian Neal wrote:
>>Whoops!  I added an extra 0, it really costs $1,600...
>>Still, thats quite a bit for a tape drive...
>
>You don't have to have a DEC Alpha. OEMs also sell Alpha based systems,
>even with "normal" PC equipment. At least in Austria and Germany, "VOBIS"
>sells Alpha systems with either IDE or SCSI drives for only a few buckets.
>
>To the tape drive: Isn't it a normal SCSI-drive? You can buy a SCSI tape
>drive where you want and connect it to the SCSI bus, no matter which system
>it is.
>
>save money, buy cheap!
>mike
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