Subject: Re: Q-bus slot 13?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Matt Thomas <email@example.com>
Date: 07/24/2000 12:16:55
At 02:58 PM 7/24/2000 -0400, der Mouse wrote:
>So I'm asking the collective wisdom of the experts here, can I make
>this work in my skinny case, or do I have to haul one of the fat cases
>home? Will it work to leave that board not plugged into anything? To
>plug it into an ordinary Q-bus slot? What *is* that slot 13?
Just power only. No signals. But you don't need in a skinny (BA23).
>The "new" controllers are different; one is a dual-height M7555 and the
>other is a quad-height M8639. But the breakout boards, which are
>dual-height and have no number on the handles, appear identical, and
>the foil side etch includes the lettering "5016673-01B1 M9058".
This is the crux of the problem. You have a RQDX2 (or 1) controller
at home (quad) and a RQDX3 at work. They use incompatible formats
for their disks (besides that the RQDX2 can only handle a RD52 or RD51).
>Or are the disks supposed to work regardless of the controller, and
>this indicates that all four "new" drives really are broken? (Or
>perhaps the cables I was using....)
No. No. The problem is that you need to take home a RQDX3 (M7555).
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