Digital BA363 Personal Storage Shelf

From: Fred N. van Kempen <>
Date: Tue Oct 28 15:56:19 2003


> I pulled one of these out of the trash a while back
> and finally got around to trying it this weekend. I
> installed three disks but it seems unresponsive. Maybe
> that's why it was in the trash - but before I give up
> on it is there anything unusual about the SCSI
> interface on these devices ? None of the disks
> responded to a SCSI probe.
There is nothing special about this box. It is a standard SCSI
(narrow, fast _at_ 10MHz) bus cabinet, with space for 2 Digital
SBB's (storage building blocks) at 3.5" and one slot for either
another SBB, or a 5.25" device SBB, like a CD drive or a tape.

SCSI ID's can be set on the back.

I have a few of those, loaded with RZ28's (mostly), and they
work fine. *DO* remember though, that it they have a narrow
bus, so you can only use -VA SBB's; the -VW might work, but
don't always seem to.

Fred N. van Kempen, DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) Collector/Archivist
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