Intellec MDS questions

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Thu Feb 3 21:20:57 2005

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> Along the way I picked up an MDS-225 with an additional Intel enclosure
> housing an old 8" hard drive. I assume the CPU had the interface card,
> and if I remember correctly the cable was attached to the drive unit. I
> should also have the driver software. In fact, I was re-acquainted with
> the disks I got from that haul yesterday as I was searching for an RT11
> boot disk for my 11/03. I'm not sure what I have in the way of
> documentation.

I should add, this thing sat in a metal shed in the southern Nevada desert
for years, and there was some considerable oxidation formed around the
hard drive enclosure. I'm not sure what the status of the drive is, but I
wouldn't be surprised if moisture got inside the drive itself over time
and affected the head. It's probably melded with the disk platters :(

My brother picked it up for me and delivered it, so I didn't get a chance
to talk with the guy who gave it to me. I do know that it has assembler
source listings for various electronic "games of chance" that he developed
for the Nevada gaming industry. Some of the 8" floppies I got with it
also contain such stuff.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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