#1
I doubt anyone will know, but hey ho. I'm looking for the value of an old Sun SPARCstation 20, I've seen one sell on ebay USA for $250 which I don't think can be right, so anybody any ideas?


inb4 don't ask the pit; I'm asking other forums too.


Edit

Trust me, I'm not trying to buy one. I have one, and I've got it on ebay atm. I just wanted to know what it's worth.
Last edited by dandadog at Aug 10, 2009,
#3
Why do you want a vintage computer? They're rubbish. Vintage computers are like indie bands: they start out being the next big thing, but give it two years and they'll have been replaced.
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#4
Unless you are a collector of computer hardware and the machine is mint, I think $250.00 is asking too much. A SPARC 20 will only run 32-bit versions of Solaris 9 or earlier. The machine can support multiple CPU's, but only supports a maximum of 512 MB of memory. To get 24-bit color requires a special SODIMM that uses a memory slot, so the machine maxes out at 448 MB of memory.

If you are looking for a SPARC machine to run Solaris, I would suggest an Ultra II with 300 MHz UltraSPARC II CPU's or better, the minimum to run Solaris 10. An Ultra 5 or 10 will work as well as long as the CPU is 300 MHz or faster.
#5
Vintage computers could probably not be able to play anything good, and would probably end up slow.
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#6
Vintage guitars are cool because guitar technology hasn't changed for the last 5 and a half decades, but computers? Really? Get a new one.
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#8
Don't bank on too many people coughing up $250.00 for a 32-bit SPARC machine. The last one I bought several years ago I spent $80.00 on. The only way I would even consider it would be if the machine had a Quad ROSS processor installed.