• Subject: Re: Rehash -- Getting A CISC Box "Legal"
  • From: Gary L Peskin <garyp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 20:23:41 -0700
  • Organization: The Firstech Corporation

Dean --

The $1175 was pretty much a bare bones system.  It included the basic
machine 2 800MB disk drives, a 525MB Quarter Inch tape and a twinax W/S
controller.  I tried to get a network card but it cost several times
more than the machine!!

The $7,000 is *just* for OS/400 v3r2 and doesn't include RPG, ADTS or
anything else.  Plus, remember it's non-transferable (unlike v4 which
is) so it's pretty much a sunk cost.

I believe the questions about the usuability of the parts on a 170 has
been answered by others.

Sounds to me that, unless the D10 is *loaded* with COM cards, you're
better off purchasing cards for the 170 and forgetting the D10
altogether.

You might be able to save some bucks by getting used COM cards
compatible with the 170.

Gary

DAsmussen wrote:
> 
> Gary,
> 
> In a message dated 98-05-12 17:02:53 EDT, you write:
> 
> > I own a D10.  Bought it last year for $1175.  It is in Processor Group
> >  P10.  When I licensed OS/400 v3r2, it was a $500 one time charge.  I
> >  received a letter dated August 19, 1997 stating that the one time charge
> >  had been increased from $500 to $7,000!!  RPG went from $2,000 to
> >  $2,300.  Application Development Toolset (including SEU) went from
> >  $2,500 to $2,875.
> >
> >  I haven't received any more letters indicating further increases but you
> >  can check with IBM Direct at 800-426-2255.
> 
> Yeeeeeeeeeeeouch!  If I may ask, just a _few_ more questions ;-)?  Did the $7K
> _include_ RPG and ADT (which I won't be needing on the D10), or was the extra
> $5,175 in _addition to_ the $7K?  What cards did you get on your D10 for
> $1,175?  Do you (or anyone else for that matter) know if the memory, DASD,
> DASD controllers, Ethernet, Token Ring, and FSIOP cards from a D10 will work
> on a 170?
> 
> In the meantime, I'll give IBM Direct a call...
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Dean Asmussen
> Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
> Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
> E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com
> 
> "There is no such thing as a non-working mother." -- Hester Mundis
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