IPI drive was Re: New toy!!!

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Sun Jul 11 16:16:15 1999

At 07:17 PM 7/10/99 -0400, Dave wrote:
>On Wed, 31 Dec 1969, Joe wrote:
>> I've never heard of a IPI-2 interface. Any idea what kind of machine
>>uses them? If you can't use it, I'll go ahead and post it on the CC list.
>>Maybe someone there can use it.
> IPI is an intelligent disk interface bus that was used on a few larger
>systems such as high-end Sun servers. They sold a lot of 4/4xx and 4/6xx
>machines with IPI disk controllers. They're quite intelligent (the Sun IPI
>controller has a 68020 and a pile of RAM on it) and very, very fast.
>I believe, is still making IPI drives...or if they've discontinued them,
it had
>to have been fairly recently.
> The oldest IPI drive I've seen is the CDC Sabre, an 8" 1.2gb drive which
>available in either SMD or IPI. The newest one was just recently...a
5.25" FH
>Seagate 4.3gb IPI drive. I've got access to 24 of those and I'm still toying
>with the idea of picking them up and building a big array on a couple of Sun
>IPI controllers with a 4/600 with a pair of 150MHz HyperSPARCs on it. That'd
>make a kickass file server. But, as with many things, lack of free time will
>probably prevent me from doing so. Sigh.


   It's a Seagate Sabre Module Assembly and it is an 8" drive. The label
on it says that it has 1230 Mb capacity. The part number that's on it is
92006821 but I couln't find any Sabre model with a model number like that.
Do you need it? It's big and it's heavy! About 5 x 8 x 14" and about 32 lbs.

Received on Sun Jul 11 1999 - 16:16:15 BST

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