IBM Personal System/2 Model 30 286

Type 8530-H31
Serial 55-MNV80
Manufacturer IBM Corp., United Kingdom
Date January 1991

Physical description

Type Desktop (24 JAN 1991 print inside top cvr)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 102 x 406 x 397 mm
Weight 8.6 Kg
Drive bays 2 x 3.5" half-height, both accessible
Power supply 90 W, 110-220VAC switchable (WK 3-91)

Main board

BIOS IBM, Jun. 28, 1989
Processor Intel 80286-10 MHz (16-bit) PGA
Coprocessor Intel 80287-10 MHz, DIP ADDITION
Memory 4 sockets for 100-150ns 30-pin SIMMs (PS/2 type), parity checked (*)
Max on system board 4 Mb (4 x 1 Mb)
Bus AT 16-bit
Expansion slots 3 (AT 16-bit)
Interface HDD (type ST-506, 2 units), FDD (2 units)
Video Integrated 16-bit VGA display adapter (256 Kb, max. 320x200, 256 colours or 640x480, 16 colours)
Ports PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, serial (16450), parallel, VGA


Installed RAM 2 x 256 Kb 70ns SIMMs on planar (8936), plus memory card below
Memory Intel 2-8 Mb 16-bit AT-bus mem. expansion w. 2 Mb of RAM (90-28) ADDITION


Diskette drive 1.44 Mb, 3.5" slim (Mitsubishi MF355C, JUL 1990)
Hard disk Model WDL-330P (30 Mb), 3.5" slim


Acquisition Sept. 99, paid a few $ together w. some other appliances
Condition Very good, working
Installed O.S. IBM DOS 5.02 (Italian)
Repairs/modifications Added memory card (it had 512 Kb only)
Current status All hw working
Spare parts Drives, accessories


(*) All SIMMs must have the same capacity and speed and must be populated in pairs.


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