VMS 4.7 was VAXstation 3100 history (Was ... different)

From: Daniel T. Burrows <dburrows_at_netpath.net>
Date: Fri Dec 3 18:00:03 1999

>RD54 is Maxtor2190, look that up.

The RD53 is a Micropolis 1325 with a fumper installed in the empty R7

>Now, heres the nasty part. Of the RD52/3/4 disks there are Quantum,
>Micropolus and MAXTOR drives non DEC branded. They are the same. They
>are also different! The NON-DEC supplied are not formatted to match the
>RQDX2/3 controllers. So if you find some D540s, you may also have to
>format them... you likely don't have diags to do that. So even with a
>pile of them your still not ahead.
>Solution: prevail on someone that bas a Qbus PDP-11 with diags that can
>format the drive.

Also they will have to be done manually IE: do not try to use the automatic
I do it frequently for commercial customers. Often enough for me to
dedicate a BA123 primarily that use.
Received on Fri Dec 03 1999 - 18:00:03 GMT

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