Subject: DIO SCSI (was Re: hp300 which model ??)
To: None <>
From: Ian Clark <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 06/16/2001 21:32:24
On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, ML wrote:

> Hi there, 
> >I recently pulled an old hp9000/300 out of a trashbin
> >and am now wondering which model it is.
> >On the back it says model: '98563' and inside are a 68020, 68881 
> >and a 68851 (MMU?) - I expect it to be a 330 ?!?
> Yes, the 86851 is Motorola's standard MMU
> Hmm, maybe a 330 or 320, but the 320 had a HP MMU as far as I remember, so 330 is more plausible.
> >Is it possible to install a harddrive to this model or does
> >it always has to be bootet over a network ?
> You can connect HP-IB drives ( good chances that you have a fast HP-IB board installed along with a DMA board ) or try to find the legendary DIO-I 
> SCSI board that may ( or may nor ) have existed somewhere in this universe... if you have a fast HP-IB controller then try to find a disk for it, if not then 
> stick to net booting since the built-in HP-IB controller is slow ( 30-100KB/s or so, the fast one does up to 1.2MB/s... )
> Make sure you have a BootPROM more recent than Rev. A in order to boot via ethernet.

Well I can report that there is at least 1 (one) DIO SCSI card in
existance! I pulled it out of a pile of scrap  300s. And yes it is 
the ONLY one I have ever seen. Believe me, I checked every other 
machine in the pile...

HP9000/340 (16.67MHz MC68030 CPU+MMU, 16.67MHz MC68882 FPU)
delay constant for this cpu: 123
real mem = 8380416
avail mem = 5304320
using 204 buffers containing 835584 bytes of memory
dma0: 98620C, 2 channels, 32 bit
grf0 at addr 0x560000: 1024 x 400 monochrome topcat display (console)
ite0 at grf0: attached
hpib0 at scode7 ipl 3: Internal HP-IB
ppi0 at hpib0 slave 5
dca0 at scode9 ipl 5 flags 0x1: no fifo
dcm0 at scode11 ipl 3 flags 0xe
dcm1 at scode12 ipl 3 flags 0xe
dcm2 at scode13 ipl 3 flags 0xe
hpib1 at scode14 ipl 4: 98625A or 98625B fast HP-IB
scsi0 at scode15 ipl 4:async, scsi id 7  <<<<<<!!!!!
sd0 at scsi0 slave 0: <QUANTUM, LPS525S, 3110> (SCSI-2)
sd0: 2448 cylinders, 6 heads, 1023484 blocks, 512 bytes/block
le0 at scode21 ipl 5: address 08:00:09:10:e8:da
le0: 8 receive buffers, 2 transmit buffers