Intellec MDS questions

From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Thu Feb 3 18:21:32 2005

>From: "Joe R." <>
>At 06:08 PM 1/30/05 -0800, you wrote:
>>Paxton wrote:
>>The MDS 800 did NOT originally have a hard disk controller. That didn't
>>appear until much later, well into the Series 2 era. Since the MDS 800
>>used Multibus, the HDC was available as a retrofit. In my experience, it
>>was *very* rare to find an MDS 800 with an HDC, or even with the
>>double-density FDC.
> Dammed right! I've been looking for one for over ten years. I have the
>drive but not the controller, docs or cables.

 I assume you are talking about the HDC controller
and not the double density controller. I've only
seen one HDC controller and that was when I was at Intel.
We had a 10Meg ( 5 fix/ 5 remove ) HD that was setup
somehow as a server that we connected a mix of
Series II's and 800's to.
 All of out labs 800's had M2FM double density controllers
in them. I would suppose that they'd all been upgraded
before I'd got there.
Received on Thu Feb 03 2005 - 18:21:32 GMT

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