Subject: Re: NetBSD/vax QBUS IDE?!
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/21/2002 12:08:37
At 11:31 PM 11/20/2002, you wrote:
>I saw a site the other day while netsurfing, I can't remember the URL
>unfortunately. Someone actually developed a homebrew QBUS IDE
>controller. It doesn't support DMA, only PIO though. It might be slow
>and IDE blows as a standard but DSSI is dead and these RF30's I have won't
>last forever. Is there a driver in the works for this? I'm sure I'm not
>the only one on the list to see it, I'm sure if you look on google you can
>find it. I need more drive space and BSD isn't as small as it used to
>be. It took a lot of work to squeeze 1.5 on two RF30's hehe.
>Anybody know of a company dumping cheap QBUS SCSI cards that speak
>MSCP? eBay hasn't had any in a while and the distributers want like $800
>for one. The only reason I'm whining is one of my drives is on the verge
>of dying and this machine has sentimental value :)
The proper way is to design a Q-bus IDE controller which speaks
MSCP/UQSSP. That way the existing MSCP would just work. And even
better, other Q-bus (ULTRIX, VMS, RSX, 2BSD, etal) could use as well.
Matt Thomas Internet: email@example.com
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