68010 (was Re: Mac IIci)

From: Dave McGuire <mcguire_at_neurotica.com>
Date: Mon Jan 14 17:00:04 2002

On January 14, Christopher Smith wrote:
> > 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.

  Umm, no, that was the 3B1. It was most definitely released, as I've
had several of them. I used to run Seagate ST4096 80MB drives in them.

  I'd kill for one with a color display though. :)

> 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.

  Those bridges typically go the other way, to put MFM drives on a
SCSI bus. I'd imagine it'd be pretty difficult to build one to go in
the other direction.


Dave McGuire
St. Petersburg, FL         "Less talk.  More synthohol." --Lt. Worf
Received on Mon Jan 14 2002 - 17:00:04 GMT

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