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Digital VAXstation 4000 model 60 - M5G - zxnet


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m5g - VAXstation 4000 model 60

System Information
Manufacturer: Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Model: VAXstation 4000 Model 60
Hostname: svax Address:
CPU: DEC KA46 (55MHz) RAM: 16MB
System Software: DEC VAX/VMS: Digital OpenVMS 6.2
Software: None yet
Services: None yet

This VAXstation started life at GNS Science in Lower Hutt on the 1st of October 1992 according to the Customer Delivery Docket. It was one of two such machines purchased around that time, the other being svax (formerly ONE) which was collected in December 2008. This machine remained at GNS until the 28th of November 2009.

According to the delivery docket, the machine was originally shipped as:

This was my fourth VAX which I purchased from the original owner in November 2009. It is the last of three VAXen I purchased from GNS (the other two were retired a year earlier).

Its condition is generally excellent. It had a few clips attached to it so that it could be strapped down (incase of an earthquake) in a 19" rack but these were easy enough to remove. The CD-ROM drive appears to not work - probably needs cleaning has it hasn't been used in some time. The power switch seems a little unreliable at times too - switching it doesn't always have an effect.

The machine came with no internal hard disk (but it did have the mounts for one). It is currently running on an external drive.


I recieved it configured as:

The VR319 used to work nicely but back in 2012 it let out the magic smoke and it works no more. Otherwise the machine still functions well (aside from the faulty CD-ROM and power switch). Its currently my primary vax after the failures of svax and lhnvax.


There are no images of the machine at this time. However, it looks just about identical to svax (for which there are images) except M5G has an internal CD-ROM drive.


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