QBUS SCSI card...

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Mon Feb 24 11:49:00 2003

On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Gene Buckle wrote:

> Well I've got a KDA-50 board set so I'm not _totally_ out in the cold, but
> it sure would be nice to use a drive that a) wasn't 150lbs (RA81) and b)
> wasn't 3 feet long (RA92). Neither of which fit in the BA123(? nice
> roll-around chassis, card cage is on the right side) enclosures that my 2
> MicroVAXen use.

  If your OS supports it, and VMS and *BSD do, I've found that remote
filesystems outperform local RD5x storage by a very comfy margin. I
haven't had the pleasure of running SDI disks, so I dunno how they'd
match up.

  I do know that my MVIII uses a hack of a lot less power booting off a
remote disk than it did spinning up 3 MFM drives. I can only assume
that the RAxx use even more juice.

Received on Mon Feb 24 2003 - 11:49:00 GMT

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