A new haul - questions on TA81 and TA78

From: quapla_at_xs4all.nl <(quapla_at_xs4all.nl)>
Date: Sat Feb 5 14:57:40 2005

> Gooijen H <GOOI_at_oce.nl> wrote:
>> The TA81 has connecting cables that *look like* SDI, but from the
>> User's Guide I understand that it is not SDI, but HSC ...?
> It's the tape version of SDI. The drive ports of an HSC *are* SDI, but
> HSCs support both disks and tapes there, while UDA50 and KDA50 controllers
> usable with PDP-11s only support disks. (It may be possible that they
> have secret undocumented support for tapes, but no PDP-11 OS can support
> that, it would take a very sophisticated VAX OS with a full SCA
> implementation.)
> MS

Ohww, that really s*cks! It would have been great to see this drive
working with an UDA50 controller :(

Received on Sat Feb 05 2005 - 14:57:40 GMT

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