Obsolete media (was: Whats the screwiest thing you collect?)

From: Dave McGuire <mcguire_at_neurotica.com>
Date: Sun Nov 28 15:17:11 1999

On Sun, 28 Nov 1999, Richard Erlacher wrote:
>Since the GOV also loved DEC, I'd be very surprised to learn that there's no
>practical implementation available of the EXB8200 on a DEC machine. These
>drives are simple SCSI-1 and should work like any other tape drive. There
>are probably some special hoops, DEC-isms, you have to jump through in order
>to get it all to work, but I'll bet it's been done.

  They do exist...I have a couple of subsystems here which have Exabyte drives
in them (unmodified, regular SCSI drives) with bridge boards which go to SDI
connectors on the other side. I've never fired them up but I plan to someday.
I don't recall who made them but I'll look at them more closely the next time
I'm in the warehouse where they're stored.

                                 -Dave McGuire
Received on Sun Nov 28 1999 - 15:17:11 GMT

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