MicroVax II question

From: Fred N. van Kempen <waltje_at_pdp11.nl>
Date: Tue Jan 6 12:21:35 2004

On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> >Fred may be talking about the RA74 (contrasts with the RZ74) here. -jea
OOps, sorry, yes.

The RZ74 is actually the HDA of an RF74 (DSSI), but with SCSI based
electronics- I have several of them. DEC probably wanted to sell
all their leftover DSSI HDA's before doing new ones, in the transition
period from DSSI to SCSI. Also, doing it that way probably was good
to cut on production cost: one HDA, two target groups of customers..

So, um, the RZ74 is a 3.5GB (not 4GB) SCSI disk, 5.25", full height
(still power-hungry ;-) drive. Its fairly fast, but also makes a
shitload of noise, so dont put it in a livingroom system :)

And indeed, the RZ28 (2GB) or RZ29 (4GB) drives are much better
choices, and will last you longer, too, as they are much newer
(usually based on Seagate's HAWK or Barracuda drives.)

Received on Tue Jan 06 2004 - 12:21:35 GMT

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