From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Thu Dec 28 16:29:09 2000

IIRC, the first "SCSI drives" on PC's were hooked up with some sort of
bridge controller, e.g. XEBEC 1410.

What puzzles me here is that I have had several Fujitsu MB22-somethings
that're not 5-1/4" and not small (capacity-wise) like that though they
significantly predate the PC era.. Is it possible that the drive is
malfunctioning in some way, hence misrepresenting its size? I can't imagine
a relatively aware company like Fujitsu, which was a leader in the hard disk
market even well before the PC wasting the resources on a femto drive like
that, as that was even smaller in capacity than an 8" floppy drive. The
Fujitsu drives I've got from that era and others I've seen were ST506 types
or 8" SA1000-compatibles, or used SMD as their host interface. They did
make SCSI and IPI drives as well, but I avoided them because they (the SMD
and IPI drives) tend to be rather heavy.

Why do you believe that this drive is 1 MB in capacity?


----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: IBM-PC and SCSI

> > I recently picked up a Fujitsu M2266SA HDD. This is a 1M SCSI
> > 5 1/2 " drive with a black bezel like the IBM-PC MFM drives and
> Let me get this right, this is a 1 Megabyte SCSI drive? If so all I can
> is wow, I've never seen a drive that physical size, that was smaller than
> 5MB. The smallest SCSI I've ever seen was 20MB.
> Zane
Received on Thu Dec 28 2000 - 16:29:09 GMT

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