DSD-440 and/or drive recommendation for PDP-8

Joe R. rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Mon Jun 20 16:58:09 CDT 2005


At 01:41 PM 6/20/05 -0700, Sellam wrote:
>On Sun, 19 Jun 2005, Joe R. wrote:
>
>>     I'm looking for a drive for my PDP-8 but I don't want something the
>> weight and size of a RK-05. I also have several DSD-440 drives available to
>> me.  Does anyone know if these can be used on the PDP-8 or have any
>> experience with them? Does anyone know what kind of controller they need
>> when used in the 8?  Or does anyone have a suggestion about what other
>> drive can be used with the -8?  I realize that the DSD-440 or other drive
>> may not be original for the -8 but I just don't want to deal with something
>> the size, weight and unreliability of a RK-05.
>
>The DSD-440 manual mentions a controller for the PDP-8, so it can
>definitely be used with one, if you find the controller ;)

    My DSD manuals only talk about interface cards for the PDP-11 and
LSI-11. If your's has any specific PDP-8 information then I'd like to get a
copy of those parts.

   Joe




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