MicroVAX 3100 questions

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Fri Aug 8 13:38:00 2003

>Jochen Kunz said:
>> AFAIK you need a CROIM with 512 byte / block. Most generic SCSI CDROMs
>> will work. I found that old Toshibas work good and Plextors don't.
>Really? I've always had good luck with the plextors...very reliable.
>Sometimes, though, there's a jumper you have to set to select the 512 b block
>size; it's not always automatic on those drives.

I've had good luck with Toshiba's on my Alpha's. However, they wouldn't work on my PDP-11, I ended up using a 2x Caddy DEC drive (RRD42?) until I got some Plextor Caddy drives, and when I was working on the system both the 6x and 8x worked great (so I'm running with the 8x). If they'll work on that picky of a system they should work on just about any DEC HW.

Oh, before I got a read DEC drive for my VS 3100/10 I used a Toshiba Drive.


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