Vax 6320 on Ebay
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Fri Aug 19 09:06:04 CDT 2005
Paul Koning wrote:
> Jan-Benedict> ...One board (in the XMI cage) was a T2027, which is a
> Jan-Benedict> XMI-to-FDDI board. Nice :)
> >> Ha, I had forgotten that ever shipped. I suspect that's not a
> >> common board at all. Of course, finding anything to plug it into
> >> isn't easy anymore...
> 9000> Aren't there some FDDI-SCSI converters? I bought one from ebay
> 9000> (HSD 5 or 10?)
> FDDI to SCSI? Not 100% impossible but it seems unlikely. FDDI is a
> network interface, similar to 100BaseT (but much more complex for no
No benefit? I get much better transfer rates through regular FDDI than
I do through *switched* 100Mbps ethernet. I have a DEC GIGAswitch, and
let me tell you that switched FDDI is *extremely* fast.
That's not even talking about fault-tolerance.
> You can run IP over it, of course. And then you could run iSCSI, if
> you don't mind the slow performance. But FDDI was obsolete long
> before iSCSI came out. So an FDDI to SCSI converter would have to be a
> proprietary hack.
Obselete? It's still very much used in places where fault tolerance is
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