RXV21 question

From: Ethan Dicks <erd_6502_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Sun Apr 6 23:22:00 2003

--- Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Third-party contollers (mostly Qbus) that linked SA800 drives to DEC
> machines had a fair amount of logic on the card, often including a pair
> of 2901 ALUs and a 2910 sequencer.

I have one of those - came in a DataRAM box with a DEC CPU and 3rd party
peripherals (RAM, serial, DQ614, watchdog board). Nice cabinet. Room
for two Tandon TM8xx drives up front (I have one) and a FH 5.25" ST-506
drive buried inside - all before DEC released the BA23, so an embedded
disk was somewhat novel.

I'll have to see what's on the floppy board. I remember attempting to
use it, back in the day. We were trying to format blanks in it with a
low success rate (c. 1985). Turns out there was a cold solder joint
on the TM8xx power connector that finally lifted clean off. I tacked
it back down and it stopped burping.

Received on Sun Apr 06 2003 - 23:22:00 BST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:35:42 BST