nice pdp-11 photos
ggs at shiresoft.com
Fri Feb 2 15:32:37 CST 2007
Billy Pettit wrote:
> Guy Sotomayor write:
> Not too bad. I was lucky and all of mine worked. Just print out the
> manual and make sure everything's configured correctly. I have the
> 8-drive versions. I put the CDC drives on a separate controller because
> apparently there's "issues" with mixing Eagles and CDC drives on the
> same chain.
> TTFN - Guy
> Hmmm. I supported the Eagles for the 8 years I was at Fujitsu. Don't
> remember anything about issues mixing with CDC on the same cables. Come to
> that, I was at MPI before Fujitsu and don't remember any problems with
> mixing there either. Of course, the Eagle simply ran forever. I visited a
> couple that hadn't been powered down in 5 years - just running along quietly
> in the background.
I'm just going by what's in the Emulex docs. The issues were more like
"make sure the CDC's are at the end of the string of drives. But the
primary motivation was because I only have ID plugs 0 & 1 for the CDCs.
They are nice drives...but *very* heavy at 140# (I'm sure glad I have an
equipment lift to get stuff in racks).
> So, I'm not surprised to see some Eagles still running. To me, it was the
> best disk drive ever made. Certainly the most reliable. I got to be good
> friends with the designer, Yuji Inoue. He was an incredible engineer.
> Sadly, he died about 3 years ago.
I've had a pretty good hit rate with the Eagles. Although I do have
some "dead" ones.
> And I add my kudos for your beautiful restoration. It is great to see such
> a labor of love.
Thanks. It's fun and my favorite system right now.
TTFN - Guy
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