Subject: Re: largest disk in a vs4000/90
To: John Wilson <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/27/2003 13:02:57
On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 11:39:56AM -0400, John Wilson wrote:
> Finally ... maybe I'm the only one who still thinks removable disks are cool,
> but I use magneto-opticals all the time (Fuji Dynamos).  And those may or

removable disks rock.  of course i'm partial to the large dec ones.

> may not come with the low-level format already done, anyway I always reformat
> them (using my PDP-11 emulator, just for fun because it can).

geek.  ;)

> Yes I know everyone hates PCs but:  the BIOS setup on most PC SCSI cards has
> commands to do low-level formatting of SCSI drives.  You just have to type
> the right stupid key combination at the right instant during the self-test...

what about the CMD cards?  can they do formats?  give it some power, hang a
vt off of it, and instant format station! ;)