Intellec MDS questions

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Mon Feb 7 06:56:41 2005

At 03:48 PM 2/6/05 -0800, you wrote:
>>From: "Joe R." <>
>> *Actually this might be quite true. Most of mine came from places like
>>Harris Corp and Martin Marietta and they usually buy well loaded systems.
>>If you're in an area that had a lot of small companies and you're getting
>>the MDSs from them they may have bought the cheapest system (SD) they could
>> My 2 cents,
>> Joe
>Hi Joe
> There is another good reason to get the SD systems. The SD
>format was able to be read by other machines.

   Actually you don't need to "get" an SD system just for that. The easiest
thing to do is to leave the built-in drive in a MDS-2xx connected to the
built-in controller (it's SD). Then connect any external drives to the add
in DD controller and you've got the best of both worlds. That's how my
MDS-235 is configured and I think Dave Mabry has his configured the same way.


 The M2FM
>was different enough that it could only be read by an
>Intel controller on a Multi-Bus. From what I was told when
>I was there, this was more of a mistake than an intention.
>There were several slightly different specs being proposed
>at the time and Intel thought that the M2FM would was the
>front runner. They designed around it and the industry went
>the other way.
Received on Mon Feb 07 2005 - 06:56:41 GMT

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