DEC M8350 - KA8E posibus interface
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 18:20:46 CDT 2005
On 6/20/05, Joe R. <rigdonj at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
> BTW does anyone have any suggestions about cards that I should be
> looking for?
Forgot to answer this - MSC-8 hex MOS memory cards are handy - if they
are 1/2 populated with 4Kbit chips, they are 16KW, fully populated
with 4Kbit chips they are 32KW. If you happen to find the same card
with 16Kbit (4116) chips, that's a whopping 128KW. You'll need a KT8A
to address it, another late model card of limited use - RTS/8 used it,
and I am pretty sure there was a RAM disk driver for OS/8 to use the
upper 96KW as storage.
As Al said, the RL8A is handy, as are RX8Es. Beyond that, most quad
OMNIBUS card sets are handy and useful, especially the RK8E.
It kind of depends on what you want to do with a PDP-8, but memory and
disk are among the more necessary options for a base machine, followed
by printer and communications interfaces.
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