MicroVAX4000/505A drive sleds

From: Robert F. Schaefer <rschaefe_at_gcfn.org>
Date: Sat May 3 06:15:01 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Elkin" <ClassicComputers_at_bouncy-castle.demon.co.uk>
To: <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 6:40 AM
Subject: MicroVAX4000/505A drive sleds

> Just acquired a VAX 4000/505A (thanks Paul!) with no disks installed -
> anyone got the details for adding a raw DSSI disk to one of these
> things ; the chasis has a drive backplane at the top with 4 edge
> connectors, into which a drive sled of some form slots in. I need to
> knock up whatever is on the sleds, drive LEDs & switches. Unless
> anyone has some excess sleds that I could liberate?..

Cant help with the sleds, but it is possible to run DSSI drives without the
ID plug, see http://www.mcmanis.com/chuck/computers/vaxen/dssi-plug.html.
Short answer: logon to the console of the drives' embedded processor and
tell it it's new address! Can your peasea do that? ^_^

> ta
> greg

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