I was shopping for one of these on ebay:
But then got caught up on the idea that an Ultra 5 with IDE disk support might be a better idea:
After a lively discussion in the Facebook Vintage Unix Machines group about the pros and cons of older Sparcstations, Ultra 1 and 2, vs Ultra 5/10, I decided to shop for an Ultra 1 or 2. I made an offer on one but didn’t get it. And then I decided to go for an Ultra 60 since it was cheaper than anything else I could find, although in a unknown working condition, other than ‘it powers on’. So when it turns up it will be a learning experience to see if it’s actually in working condition or not.
I believe from photos from the ebay listing that there’s a SunPCI card in there, so that will be interesting to play with, and also the Creator 3D graphics card.
On my shopping list of needed parts:
- a Sun Type 5 keyboard and mouse (with Sun mini DIN connector)
- a 13W3 video to VGA adapter
- an SCA SCSI disk
- possible future purchase, a SCSI2SD adapter