View Full Version : Help me remember an old AT&T PC

August 17th, 2013, 10:07 AM
Hello everyone, I need some help remembering an old AT&T PC that I had, because I threw it away (stupid stupid stupid!), and now I'd like to find it again :)

It was 286-based, and the front of it was white, not black (which is what I see in a lot of search results). It had 1MB of RAM. It had a hard drive and a 3 1/2" floppy drive. One thing I remember that I thought was unusual was that the floppy drive was vertically mounted. The hard drive might have been vertically mounted too. Or maybe only the floppy drive was vertically mounted, or maybe only the hard drive was vertically mounted, the details are really vague :) The hard drive did not mount in a front-accessible 5 1/4" bay like some of the early MFM and SCSI hard drives did, it was completely internal. The hard drive might have even been small enough to fit into a 3 1/2" bay. I was able to run some version of Windows on it, possibly 3.0 or 3.1. I don't think that the hard drive was SCSI or IDE, because I remember it having some kind of interface that (at the time) I'd never seen before. It could have been MFM or RLL.

Is this ringing any bells for anyone? :) If anyone has pictures, it would be extremely helpful!

August 17th, 2013, 10:27 AM
It might have been an AT&T 6386 WGS which is a 386 based machine.

August 17th, 2013, 12:44 PM
Don't know about the vertical drive, but the ATT PC 6310 was a 80286 box with a white front.

August 17th, 2013, 02:45 PM
Sounds like it was an AT&T 6286 (click to enlarge):


August 17th, 2013, 06:09 PM
Here's a PC6310. There was also a similar PC6312:

here (http://cairopractor.tumblr.com/image/34329534932)

August 18th, 2013, 08:52 AM
Based on the pics, I bet it was a 6286 WGS. The power switch, and the 3 1/2" floppy drive bay adapter, seem familiar. I think it was just the hard drive that was mounted vertically internally. Plus, I was about to guess that the model number was 6286 anyway :) Thanks guys!