68010 (was Re: Mac IIci)

From: Christopher Smith <csmith_at_amdocs.com>
Date: Mon Jan 14 16:54:19 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ethan Dicks [mailto:erd_6502_at_yahoo.com]

> I know that some model of UNIX PC had room for a full-height MFM drive
> under a hump (most only had room for a half-height). It was
> too little,
> too late, but you could drop a lot more than 40Mb inside - maybe 80Mb
> or more! :-)

IIRC, that was the second UnixPC model that was never released. (7400?) It was also supposed to have a color screen. That said, I suppose it wouldn't be difficult to run the drive interface cable through a plate in the back of the machine, if you can find a plate that will fit it, and has a hole for a connector that you can run to an external drive chassis.

In fact, I haven't opened the machine in ages, but you could possibly even run the external disk as a second drive, given some other slight modifications. I don't recall whether the UnixPC had any data cable header for a second drive. Probably not, since it wouldn't have fit inside.

On the other hand, there are MFM to SCSI bridges, I believe, and I wonder whether you could just use one of those and run some 1GB or so disk on it.



Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
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