From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Sat Dec 30 01:46:00 2000

Well, Allison, you're memory's getting to be like mine. I've got three of
the 2266's and they all seem to agree they're about 1GB in capacity.

BTW, the drives don't seem to have a problem with the SCSI-1/SCSI-2 thing,
but the software, often written the way it is because the authors weren't
born before SCSI-2, don't realize that they get the same effect using the
SCSI-1 command set. As stupidly as SCSI is used on PC's, no overlapped
seeks, no command queuing, no disconnect, little use of synchronous mode,
they're not even getting SCSI-1 performance.

----- Original Message -----
From: "ajp166" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2000 11:26 AM
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
> Ah thats 10mb if memory serves.
> >will fit in the same space. The vendor said it was SCSI-1 but
> TheRef says it is SCSI-2 and Fujitsu doesn't say.
> Difference is max data rate and some higher level commands
> added. SCSI-II is backward compatable.
> >I have a heavily modified PC(5150) with an Intel 386 Onboard card
> as Allison has on her Leading Edge 8086 (BTW, I have a lead
> >ajp < to someone that has the mem-expander daughter card)
> It's an Inboard386... a meg or memory for that would be great
> if possible.
> >However I have no info on whether it would be possible to add a
> SCSI card to an IBM-PC. I have an Adaptec 1522A ISA SCSI card
> and likely others in my card box. Was there a SCSI card for the
> PC ? If so, would this possibly, with this configuration, allow you to
> It's doable, the only reason SCSI was not commonplace in PCs
> the was the significantly greater cost at the time. Also back then
> PCs could barely enjoy the potential performance advantage.
> Allison
Received on Sat Dec 30 2000 - 01:46:00 GMT

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