Pictures Re: Masscomp computers?

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Thu Nov 25 06:51:39 2004

On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 22:15 -0500, Joe R. wrote:
> OK I just finished posting some pictures of the Masscomp machine that I
> took apart. Here they are:

Thanks for those! That's very different to our machine - ours is a big
tower setup; going from memory about 10" wide, maybe 24" deep and 36"
tall. If it weren't an hour's drive away I'd go take a look at it now
and see what it has inside...

> In no particular order these are: (1) this card that I can't remember
> what it is <>.

Not much in the way of large chips on that - given that and the size of
the connectors, it suggests some sort of data aquisition again to me, or
parallel output to something...

> (6) The last card in the system (topmost) is a XMC (hard)disk/floppy/tape
> controller
> <
> 0xylogic%20431.jpg>. I believe this actually a XYLogics 431 card.

Hmm, that looks vaguely like NCR's Mass Storage Controller - quite
possibly the same board. I'll have to have a look; I've got an MSC
culled from a Tower 400 but it's not to hand at the mo (God knows *why*
I've kept it; it's of no use in my Tower 700 as that has a SCSI


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