Olivetti M380 XP5

My M380 XP5, still uncleaned, is the first from the left. More photographs here.

Machine type XP1078
Serial 3705160
Manufacturer Olivetti (made in Italy)
Date August 1989

Physical description

Type Floor standing (feet [month] 6/89)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 570 x 215 (275 incl. feet) x 700 mm
Drive bays 3 x 5.25" half-height, 2 x 5.25" full-height (all accessible)
Power supply 200-220VAC, 1A (sticker 10/89)

Main board

Manufacturer Olivetti, model BA829 (sticker 8/89)
BIOS Olivetti v. 1.07, 3/9/89 (chips 9412) UPGRADE
Processor Intel 80386DX-25 MHz (32-bit) PGA
Coprocessor Sockets for optional 80387 and Weitek coprocessors
Max memory 64 Mb (16 x 4 Mb, all on memory cards)
Bus Proprietary 32-bit, ISA 8/16-bit
Expansion slots 3 x 32-bit (propr.), 5 x 16-bit (two "blind"), 2 x 8-bit ISA, total 10 (7 available)
Ports PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, serial (UART 16550A), parallel


Installed RAM 8 x 1 Mb 80ns on planar, see below for additional memory (some SIMMs und., four have 9030)
Controller WD1007A-WA2 (8929), sticker Olivetti GO733 08/89, supporting 2 HD FDD and two ESDI HDD
Serial 232 B Dual Serial Card (8-bit) (1489) REPLACEMENT
Video Olivetti VGA adapter (mod. GO481, Paradise PVGA1A w. 256 Kb, 7/89)


Diskette drive 1.44 Mb, 3.5" slim (Sony MFD-17W, 89-02)
2nd Diskette drive 1.2 Mb, 5.25" half-height (Panasonic JU-475)
Hard disk NEC D5655 (148 Mb), ESDI, 5.25" half-height (1989-07)
2nd Hard disk Micropolis 155B (382 Mb), ESDI, 5.25" full-height (8827 on chips)


Acquisition July '03, paid a few $, was in a deposit of dismissed appliances.
Condition Good, setup needed because of failing battery
Installed O.S. MS-DOS 6.22, MS Windows 3.1 (Italian)
Failures/repairs Battery had to be replaced
Current status All hw working, case is somewhat rusty
Spare parts Accessories only


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Last revised May 25, 2004