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Re: MacIvory

    Date: Fri, 2 Sep 88 12:08 EDT
    From: Charles Hornig <Hornig@ALDERAAN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>

	Date: Fri, 2 Sep 88 08:47 PDT

	    Date: Fri, 2 Sep 88 08:47 EDT
	    From: Hornig@ALDERAAN.SCRC.Symbolics.COM (Charles Hornig)

		Date: Fri, 2 Sep 88 02:20:48 EDT
		From: chseow@wheaties.ai.mit.edu (Choong Huei Seow)

		According to Symbolics [this was when I was at AAAI], this MacIvory has
		a performance of a 3620 machine. Is the slowdown due to the Memory board
		residing on a Nubus slot ?

	    The slowdown is due to the disks available for the Mac II being much
	    slower than the disks Symbolics now sells on its 36xx line.  We expect
	    this problem to resolve itself as the disk manufacturers realize that
	    there is a market for fast disks.

	Well, that shoots the whole MacIvory down for me (rats!!).  We have a
	3620 and it's slower than molasses.

    Older 3620's shipped with slower disks (Maxtor XT2190's).  We now sell
    them with Maxtor XT4380's.  Check your system before you jump to

OK, I stand corrected.  What's the speedup?  Maybe I want to upgrade..