Sweet.. New toy..

From: meltie lists <lists_at_microvax.org>
Date: Thu Dec 23 16:27:00 2004

On Thu, 23 Dec 2004, David Holland wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-12-22 at 23:46 +0000, Antonio Carlini wrote:
> <snip>
>> It was possible to arrange for SCSI to be in the box using
>> a KZQSA, but that was only used to drive CDROM and tape -
>> disks were not oficially supported.

> It does have true scsi on it at least.. You say disks were "Not
> officially supported".. I don't suppose they'd work still though?

Read: No driver under VMS or NetBSD, and the design was very low-cost with
lots of corners cut. Apparently it'll barely tolerate a single drive
attached to it.

> (I've a number of varying size SCSI drives in external shoe boxes that
> are easy enough to move around, and plug in. DSSI drives, well....
> Unsurprisingly, I don't have any of those, should the below 3 turn out
> to be boat anchors.)

I'm willing to bet that ALL of your DSSI disks are fine. If you require
more storage, go and get a HSD05 and a Storageworks shelf to put it in.
eBah has them quite regularly. A Storageworks shelf is a rackmountable
SCSI drawer system, holds 8 modules. At least one of those would be a PSU,
the rest can be disks or tapes. A HSD05 is a DSSI <-> SCSI converter that
appears on the DSSI bus as an attached server with multiple RF7x disks.

I run two DSSI VAXen off one DSSI bus sharing a HSD05. Easiest and
cheapest way to get NetBSD on a 4000/200 is a KFQSA QBus DSSI card and a
HSD05 :)

> I've poked around in it, and on the net enough to see what all is in
> it.. Should anyone be interested..
> 2 RF72 1G drives.
> 1 RF31 380M drive.

Yum :)

Received on Thu Dec 23 2004 - 16:27:00 GMT

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