Subject: HDD for vs2000
To: None <>
From: Bertram Barth <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/28/1997 10:34:05 writes:
> i'd like to eventually get my vs2000 setup and in a remote location where it
> won't be able to NFS mount anything.  what are my best options for HDD space?
> i'll need the most HDD space i can possibly get.

The IMHO best solution is to use the internal MFM-disk for the /-filesystem
and maybe swap (20MB should be enough, so even a ST251 will do this job).
Then use one or more external SCSI-disks for /usr and additional filesystems.
For testing-purposes i once connected 2 external SCSI-disks (500MB + 2GB)
to the VS2000's builtin SCSI-connector and it worked without problems.


PS: Due to the relatively slow SCSI-interface and due to the strange
    way DMA is done on these machines (ie. one shared DMA-buffer and
    also a shared DMA-channel for MFM and SCSI) you won't get a real 
    performant system (don't expect more than 300-400KB/sec).
    Thus IMHO it's better to connect the SCSI-disks to a faster machine
    and to use NFS to mount these disks on VS2000 (if possible).