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HP Visualize C200, C240 & C360

Quick Facts
Introduced 1997 and 1999
CPU 1 PA-8200
1 PA-8500
200-367 MHz
Cache 1.5-4 MB L1
RAM 3 GB
Design UTurn
Drives 3 SCSI
1 FD
Expansion 3 GSC/PCI
1 GSC/PCI(/EISA)
Bandwidth CPU/Mem 960 MB/s
Sys 256 MB/s
I/O 100E
2 SCSI
2 serial
parallel
2 PS/2
audio

Overview

Sometimes referred to as C200+ and C240+

These were aimed at the graphics workstations market, equipped with the 64-bit PA-8200 and PA-8500 CPUs. They have a similar case to that of the old 735 — built of interlocking modules so the I/O board, MPU board etc. can be easily taken out. These machines were aimed at CAD/CAM/3D modelling.

Model numbers:

Internals

CPU

Chipset

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

The disk-slider can accomodate up to three SCSI drives and one floppy drive simultaneously, the internal cabling (usually) includes one Wide-SCSI cable with three 68-pin connectors and a SE-terminator at the end, one Narrow-SCSI with one 50-pin connector and one cable for the floppy.

The Narrow-SCSI cable is normally used for the external-accessible half-height 5.25″ CD/DAT drive, although it is of course also possible to connect a 50-pin SE hard drive. The cable can also be easily replaced with a variant with more connectors to use up to three 50-pin SE hard drives. The PDC can boot off these SE drives.

The Wide-SCSI cable is normally used for the internal 3.5″ 68-pin Ultra-Wide SE system drives. Up to three hard drives can be installed in the cage, which leaves no room for an external-accessible CD/DAT drive though. The Ultra-Wide drives are also bootable from the PDC.

A standard configuration could look like this:

External connectors

References

Manuals

Other

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp SPECrate95, int SPECrate95, fp
C200 14.20 21.40 129 193
C240 17.10 25.40 156 229
C360 26.00 28.10 234 252

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

Physical dimensions/Power

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