Data Systems Design DSD-880 8" floppy and Hard Drive

From: Joe <>
Date: Fri Aug 8 09:53:09 2003

Hi Joe,

   I was the one that asked about the DSD drives. I don't have any DEC
systems so I wasn't going to try and use them but I thought someone else
might want some parts (I wanted the drives). I didn't get any of the
controllers, and boxs and electonics from the drives that I got have been
scrapped but there is still one drive left there that I can pick up if you
want electonics. I'm guessing that it's a DSD880D30 since the ones that I
picked up all had 30 Mb drives in them. I have drivers and diagnostics
disks but no manuals. I send the drivers and diagnostics along with all the
other disks to Al Kossow to be archived. He may be intersted in archiving
copies of your docs as well.


At 03:12 PM 8/6/03 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi there,
> Read with great curiosity the thread about the above. I own 3
>and 1 DSD880S8. All are Q-bus. I have the original manuals, and
>the floppies that came with them. Also have the RT-11 v4 and v5
>drivers. We used them at one of my old jobs for quite some time. If
>have any questions about them, feel free to email me.
>On another note, the 880S8 seems to be dead, but I don't know if it is
>the drive or the electronics. The Q-bus controller is fine, as is the
>as they run the D30 just fine. So I am looking for either a good drive
>a good S8 box to test with. Anything like that in the group of units
>you were
>talking about?
>Joe Heck
Received on Fri Aug 08 2003 - 09:53:09 BST

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