CDC Sabre information

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Thu Dec 7 06:51:21 2000

On Wed, 6 Dec 2000 18:03:20 -0500 Douglas Quebbeman
<> wrote:
> Grrr... Thanks, John, I forgot how I had that page set up, and
> the link I got from the properties was for the thumbnail,
> not for the image for which it was a link. The full-sized
> picture is indeed at:
> This is an FSD 500 (?), and predates Seagate's purchase of
> CDC's drive division.

Oh, weird, I have exactly the same Cifer front-loading tape
drive in my living room, next to a CDC FSD 500 disk drive.
My FSD 500 has a blue front panel, though. It's an SMD
interface drive, but I have no source for jumper
information and I need to change the sector size to suit a
Sun host.

Anybody know what the interface on the Cifer tape drive is?
The drive came with two huge, rubber-sleeved 50-way ribbon
cables. I think both cables are required for the
interface, so it doesn't look like SCSI...

John Honniball
University of the West of England
Received on Thu Dec 07 2000 - 06:51:21 GMT

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