Subject: Re: Disks for uVax II
To: NetBSD \"Port-VAX\" Mailing List <>
From: Stan Pietkiewicz <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/21/1999 23:29:12
> <<snip>>

> Going into ESDI is probably the cheapiest. I bought some ESDI drives ($ 50
> for 330 MBytes & $80 for 660 MBytes) but you still have to get a ESDI
> controller. This varies between $0 to $250 or MORE ...
> >I've got another Micropolis 1375 (170Mb) that has a SCSI
> >interface, but looks identical in every other respect to the
> >RD53 drives, which say they are Micropolis 1325.  Could it
> >be converted easily to a drive the uVax would be happy with,
> >say by attaching a mounting from an old RD53?

If memory serves me correctly, the Micropolis 1375 and 1325 disks have
different numbers of platters/heads.If that's the case, you wouldn't be able
to swap controller boards from one drive to the other. Did I guess right as to
what you were thinking??

> !?!???
> >Of course, I'd love to get ahold of a good SCSI controller,
> >and hook up several gigs to this thing, but ...
> I guess, we all share your love for SCSI controllers here ;-))

A KDA50 controller and RA7x drives would work too....