8" SCSI interface hard drives

jim jwstephens at msm.umr.edu
Mon Jun 25 10:01:37 CDT 2007

Mr Ian Primus wrote:

>>From what I have heard, they did make 8" SCSI
>interface hard drives (possibly a Seagate Sabre?), but
>I was thinking about it the other day, and now I'm not
>so sure. I have never seen one, nor have I heard of
>one "in captivity".
>So - do they exist?
MPI made SCSI adapters for all their 8" drives, though I don't
know who used them in products.  We had SCSI such as it was
for all the sample drives we got in the early 80's up thru 86 from

We made a SCSI adapter for their Sentinel 1/4" drive (for the
division in Valley Forge where they made the tape drives).  Dec
had a weird interface that was SCSI, but they purposely screwed
up the commands so that they were incompatable with common
software and hardware and could not be plugged.  Remember them?


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