• Subject: Re: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft
  • From: Evan Harris <spanner@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 09:05:21 +1300


Do you by any chance mean 3370's (as in disk drives) ?

I thought they were reliable enough if you checked them every day and gave 
them tender loving care :) About once every 3 or 6 months the IBM engineer 
would come around and do a HDA replacement on whatever was the latest disk 
that was showing signs of  wear and tear :)

I did only one system reload in 7 or so  years due to a 3370 crashing but I 
did 4 in a year due to the so called smarter 9332 model 600.

Ah those were the days when I thought raid was a flyspray :)

Evan Harris

> >My recollections:
> >
> >Considering that the architecture has survived, yea thrived, for 22+ years,
> >AS/400 can wear its "legacy" badge with honor and pride.  It has given its
> >customers amazing reliability, availability, serviceability, productivity,
> >investment protection over the years.
> >
>Hey! Wait a minute! We had 3270's... remember?

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