Replacements for ST-406/ST-512 drives

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Mon Feb 7 20:19:44 2005

Tom Jennings wrote:
> I don't understand why the emulation isn't done one connector
> closer to the computer; then you're solidly in the digital realm.
> The other end of the adapter for example.

At the ST506/ST412 interface, the signals are solidly digital. It's
only in the time domain that they are continuous.

If you were to build your drive emulator for "the other end of the
adapter", as you put it, it would be host-specific. A drive emulator
that plugged into ISA bus wouldn't be much use on a MicroVAX.

Received on Mon Feb 07 2005 - 20:19:44 GMT

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