Whats the screwiest thing you collect?

From: jeff.kaneko_at_juno.com <(jeff.kaneko_at_juno.com)>
Date: Fri Nov 26 16:22:31 1999

On Fri, 26 Nov 1999 13:15:34 -0500 CLASSICCMP_at_trailing-edge.com writes:
>>The SCSI<->SMD configuration still eludes me, however. I know
>>they exist (Adaptec ACB-55xx), though I've never seen one.
>I believe the Adaptec boards are what were bolted onto the Fujitsu
>SMD drives I saw with a SCSI controller on them. I want to say that
>I've seen some OMTI ones too, but those may have been SASI.

Seems most of the OMTI bridges I've heard about were of the SASI
Variety . . .

>At one point I had a Pertec Formatted <- SCSI bridge, but it never
>interacted well with the hardware I wanted to use it with so it got
>traded away.

Funny you mention this; many of these boards were made before
the SCSI standard was 'solid'; hence some rather bizarre compatibility
problems. Take the Emulex MD-23, for instance. The thing works
with MS-DOS, no problems. Formats, works great. I can hang
two or more drives from it, no sweat. FreeBSD: Pukes on boot-up.
Ditto with OpenBSD. NetBSD: OK. What the _at_$%&*?!?!

Similar story with the ACB-4525; formats and runs great with
MS-DOS, no other OS can talk to it (at least the ones I've
tried so far). I guess MS-DOS really doesn't care.

The SASI ones I never expected to work: They don't support
the 'IDENT' command (among other things)


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Received on Fri Nov 26 1999 - 16:22:31 GMT

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