Subject: Latest acquistions
To: None <>
From: Chuck McManis <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/31/2001 13:42:04
Ok so I just picked up two very cool things for the House of VAX. They are 
both DSSI to SCSI controllers.

One was a rack mount box containing two CDI-4000 DSSI->SCSI controllers 
made by CMD with front panels. The panel looks a lot like the HSC-50 front 

One was made by DEC and plugs into a Storage works storage shelf! That one 
is so cool. Turn a storage shelf into a DSSI shelf. Its very weird to see 
the RZ29's in the shelf with labels DIA240, DIA250, etc.

I also picked up three storage works shelves, two with redundant supplies 
and one with only one supply. Generally they have 4, 5, and 3, RZ29's in 
them. The one with 4 has the DSSI converter in the other end. I've got to 
get pictures of these up on the web site soon, they are really neat.

I also picked up a bag of third party MMJ to DB25 hoods, they appear to all 
be males (so not too useful for my DECServer or folks connecting to a PC 
without a null modem gender changer.