Daisy computer ?????????

From: Aaron Christopher Finney <af-list_at_lafleur.wfi-inc.com>
Date: Mon Jul 12 11:13:35 1999

On Mon, 12 Jul 1999, Joe wrote:

> >As far as the cables, could they be 50-pin scsi cables?
> They might be but I *thought* they were larger. They are shielded so
> maybe they just looked that way. They're LONG and seem to be made to go to
> something outside of the cabinet.

Aha...female edge connectors? That would make sense if the systems are
similar; my Cadnetix system has long, shielded, external cables for a
Pertec-interface tape drive.

> Mine has an
> >Adaptec scsi card and two enormous HD's in it (I think 10 meg apiece).
> It has a large card mounted next to the hard drive. The card looks like
> it converts SCSI to MFM for the hard drive and an interface for the 8"
> floppy drive. There is a FH 5 1/4" hard drive in it that appears to have a
> MFM interface. No idea what size drive it is.

Hmmm. I forget, where are you located? From the dimensions you described,
and from my experience with my Cadnetix unit (similar size), I'd guess the
weight of the cabinet to be between 75 and 100 lbs (i.e. cost-prohibitive
to ship). Otherwise, I'd be really interested to see how close the systems
were before the companies merged...

As far as peripherals, I can only tell you how my system is set up: the
monitor has a long ribbon cable that connects to the rear of the cpu
cabinet. The keyboard has a modular plug which connects to the monitor,
and the mouse-systems mouse (identical to Sun3) plugs into the keyboard.
With mine, I also got a couple of hundred feet of thick-coax ethernet
cable and a Sperry 286 workstation with a high-end graphics card, optical
mouse, and 20meg HD. Someday maybe I'll have the time and energy to get it
working again, hopefully before the components turn to dust...

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