3100 SCSI and 1.07GB (was RE: VAXstation 3100 history)

From: Jim Strickland <jim_at_calico.litterbox.com>
Date: Wed Dec 1 15:33:28 1999

> >I caught from a FAQ is that SCSI MicroVAXen don't like disks over 1.07Gb -
> >too many blocks to keep track of with a 21-bit pointer. Fortunately, I have
> >a couple of old DEC 3105's I can pull off of an Amiga. Quite the disks in
> >their day, but discards now.
> Actually, that's not quite right. Plus I think the 3100/90 is likely to be
> new enough that this isn't a problem. Most 3100's can't have a boot disk
> that is over 1.07GB. The data disks can be over that. Some of the later
> 3100's don't have this limitation, IIRC.

I *think* the microvax 3100s can get a console firmware update to allow bigger
disks. Vaxstations can't.

Jim Strickland
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