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Cosmo

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Holy moses and plus some! That's an epic conquest Dylan! That prototype is really interesting, does it run? The ANS 700 is really neat, getting really difficult to find those babies. Waiting for pictures on you site of the inner pats of that.

 

mcdermd

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I can't believe I had been keeping an eye out for Kangas for years and had never seen one. Then jt kindly sends one out to me and two weeks later I get a second. In the same vein, I hadn't ever seen a Flower Power in the flesh until yesterday when I bought one. I stop by the Goodwill computer store today and what's sitting on the shelf in back? Yep, a Flower Power. What the heck is going on?

Anyone got a drive bay door for that UMAX up there? :lol:

 

uniserver

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steve jobs is helping you, that shrine you have for him in your basement has really helped ... :)

 
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uniserver

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maybe next he will give you this:

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TheMacGuy

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What I have dubbed the iYacht!

I heard some 15-20 iMacs run the whole thing! I wonder what Steve's wife is planning for it.

Anyway, one nice haul! The ANS, Design Speakers, Kanga and prototype 500 series in one lot? Deal of the century right there!

 

Trash80toHP_Mini

NIGHT STALKER
< . . . wonders if his kids have ever noticed the goats taken down to the basement, never to emerge, or if he does that at midnight? :-x >

iTanic ;D

@ mcd: Did that sweet CRT come with the deal as well? Is this this your first pair of AppleDesign Speakers? Those I've got, but I've never had a Big@$$ Apple Monitor . . .

. . . the Portrait counts as the better half of one I suppose, but I've always been a partial to Radius TPDs. :approve:

 

Macdrone

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Congratz McD, I couldnt make it so I am glad you got it all. Im not even gonna say I am jealous but being sick and car issues this weekend I guess we all have to do what we gotta do. Car is fixed, I am still coughing but at least I am smiling knowing you got the stuff. I received the duo feet also by the way. I appreciate that.

 

trag

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Wow! Epic conquest.

From the looks, the Umax is an S900.

That is something in between an 8500 and 9500 clone.

It has six PCI slots. No on-board video, so it is like a 9500 in that regard. However, the lower four PCI slots (slots 3 - 6) are controlled by a PCI-PCI bridge chip installed in place of PCI slot 3, instead of having their own Bandit chip.

So, a normal 9500 has two Bandit chips and they control slots 1 - 3 and slots 4 - 6 respectively.

And S900 has a single Bandit chip, which would ordinarily control just slots 1 - 3 (like an 8500). However, in the S900, slot 3's connection to the Bandit chip is usurped and the upstream side of a DEC 21052 chip is connected there. Then the downstream side of the PCI-PCI Bridge chip is used to create slots 3 - 6.

If you try to install a card which has its own PCI-PCI bridge (such as a USB/FW card) in slots 3 - 6 the machine will likely lock up at a black screen after the start-up chord. However, there are a lot of caveats to that which I'm not going to cover in depth. The main one is that the above configuration will work, provided there are no other cards in slots 3 - 6. Other conditions apply.

The S900 also has a second CPU slot for Umax secondary processor card, which supported their dual 604e configurations. And there's a jumper position (or an actual jumper) on the logic board which will disable the logic board L2 cache -- handy for G3 cards with their own on-board L2 cache.

Oh, and front and back sound ports which are nice, until you try to install the logic board in a different case.

The case is interesting. It is a Palo Alto Products ATCX Convertible. This case was also used by Micron and Dell in various models, with their own Bezels. The same case is also used in the Desktop Umax J700 model. By switching the bezel and the bottom/right panel of the case, and by unscrewing and rotating the internal drive cage, the case changes from a tower to a desktop.

The J700 logic board is identical to the S900 except it lacks the secondary CPU slot (connector is missing) and two of the lower four PCI slots. If the connectors are soldered into place, the J700 gains the same functionality as the S900.

 

mcdermd

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From the looks, the Umax is an S900
Yes I've checked everything out now and it has a single, 200 MHz 604e and a TwinView video card in it.

The case is interesting. It is a Palo Alto Products ATCX Convertible. This case was also used by Micron and Dell in various models, with their own Bezels.
I figured they used the same case manufacturer as it was very similar to one of the Dells I used as my Windows workstation at an old job 12-13 years ago. Thanks for all the information. The amount of mental notes you carry around is always surprising!

With the other machines, I've found the following:

ANS 700: 200 MHz 604e, 512 MB RAM, dual PSU, CD-ROM, DAT, 2x HDD

PM 7200/75: stock

PM 8500/120: MaxPowr 366MHz G3 upgrade

Blackbird Prototype (540c): 33MHz 68LC040, 16 MB RAM, active matrix LCD

Quicktake 150: has adapter, serial and zoom(?) lens in a case?

Color StyleWriter 2200

The universal monitor stand from the Mac II era (base is the same size as the Iicx/IIci)

Trash - the monitor I grabbed was a ColorSync 17" display. He had a 20"(?) early monitor but the case was cracking bad enough it was falling apart. Added to the fact that I still needed to get my kids back in the car, I left it where it lay.

EDIT: maybe someone can answer this but I read everywhere that AIX 4.1.5 is the last OS. He gave me an AIX 4.1.6 for ANS install disc. What's with that?

 

trag

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ANS 700: 200 MHz 604e, 512 MB RAM, dual PSU, CD-ROM, DAT, 2x HDD

EDIT: maybe someone can answer this but I read everywhere that AIX 4.1.5 is the last OS. He gave me an AIX 4.1.6 for ANS install disc. What's with that?
ClassicHasClass is the expert on the ANS and AIX running on it. I would shoot him a PM. He's friendly. If that is a proto-disk or unreleased version of AIX, he will probably turn cartwheels.

Oh, and what's the version number or checksum on your ANS ROM? There are several versions floating around, I think.

 

trag

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The front panel says ROM v1.1.22. I'll get a hold of CHC to chat about the AIX version.
Thanks!
If you remember, report back. I'm curious about that AIX version now.

 
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