• Subject: Re: stuck on slow cisc box ... options?
  • From: dhandy@xxxxxxxxxxx (Douglas Handy)
  • Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 12:42:19 -0500


>With the price/performance of new 170 you can scream and save money.  I do
>not think it would be wise to spend more money on your boat anchor.  I know
>I just spent equivalent of half the cost of a 170 on upgrading a
>9402-200/2030 and now I am replacing it with the 170.

What upgrade did you do?  The 200-2030 is tier P05, while the 2031 and
2032 are both P10.  That in itself makes them not be cost justifiable,
in my book.  Or did you mean you did something like add a 7117 and
more drives without upgrading the processor?

The 2030 also maxes out at 24MB, which leaves you little room for

Bob has the position of being able to greatly increase his memory and
get a boost from 33.8 CPW to 56.5 CPW without changing tiers, at the
discount prices of CISC equipment values.  I his 2043 is "absolutely
overworked", it may be a very justifiable temporary solution.  I like
RISC too, but doing a simple feature card swap can be done with much
less planning than a CISC to RISC upgrade, which may give them time to
do the RISC thing right next year.

Just my .02,
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