Why is it that ...

From: John Honniball <John.Honniball_at_uwe.ac.uk>
Date: Fri Dec 1 07:10:53 2000

On Thu, 30 Nov 2000 18:38:20 +0000 (GMT) Tony Duell
<ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> [Sage II]
> Mine has 2 half-height 80 cylinder floppy drives (side by side -- in
> other words you couldn't fit a full height drive instead). I believe one
> of the DIP switches sets the machine for either 40 or 80 cylinder drives,
> so presumably 40 cylinder drives were used in some machines.

I have one like that.

> From what I remember, the hard disk model was called a Sage IV. It was
> basically the same machine with a hard disk controller connected to the
> expansion bus connectors. The case was taller to accomodate the
> full-height winchester (and I assume 1 or 2 floppy drives
> alongside it.

I have another machine, called a Stride, like that. I was
told that Sage had to change their name -- don't know why
-- and they changed it to Stride. The Stride is wider than
the Sage II and has a hard disk. Some of the (ex-INMOS)
machines had a QIC-02 tape interface and an internal
quarter-inch tape drive.

John Honniball
Email: John.Honniball_at_uwe.ac.uk
University of the West of England
Received on Fri Dec 01 2000 - 07:10:53 GMT

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