Subject: Re: DECstation 3100 hardware questions
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From: Toru Nishimura <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/13/1999 10:18:05
> I've got a couple of hardware questions about DECstation
> 3100's.. there doesn't seem to be much info about them
> What kind of floppy drives can be used? There's the RX*
> series, but DEC parts (like vaxes) are pretty thin on
> the ground around here. Are there any cheap Mac units
> that work? I had thought that SCSI floppies might be
> fairly generic, but a Mac guy has told me otherwise..
DEC SCSI floppy drive was definitely rare and supposedly pretty
expensive device. It has a daughter card to make a PC/Mac style
floppy SCSI-alike. It has 53C94 and i8085 on each. What a
technological waste it is. In short, floppy is not very useful and
never been standard for workstations.