Cromemco & Persci drives (was PS/2 interface &c)
M H Stein
dm561 at torfree.net
Thu Sep 20 12:18:58 CDT 2007
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 16:23:01 -0400
From: "Roy J. Tellason" <rtellason at verizon.net>
Subject: Re: Cromemco & Persci drives (was PS/2 interface &c)
>On Wednesday 19 September 2007 03:55, M H Stein wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 22:56:31 -0400
>> From: "Roy J. Tellason" <rtellason at verizon.net>
>> Subject: Re: Cromemco & Persci drives (was PS/2 interface &c)
(Re: Cromemco System 3)
>>>It's been a really long time since I played with it, but I remember the
>>> rest of the system working okay, more or less. There's a CPU board and
>>> a 64K RAM board in there, besides the FDC (which if I'm remembering
>>> right also has the printer port on it). Does 16FDC sound right?
>> 16FDC sounds right but this takes us back to the original topic: that DB-25
>> is the RS-232 console port, not a printer.
>I seem to remember a whole bunch of DB25 cutouts in the rear panel of that
For the real printer port(s) and extra RS-232 ports for I/O or multi-users.
>Speaking of which, I just discovered handy a loose-leaf binder
>labeled "Cromemco Systems Documentation" which has everything I might
>possibly need in there, including data on all the cards, the drive, and so
>forth, including schematics and other pertinent technical details. Wouldn't
>it be nice to get that sort of info with other stuff! :-)
Cromemco were one of the most professional of the computer makers of the
day and sold many systems to labs, educational and government users, especially
the army, navy & air force, and a big multi-box installation at the NYSE IIRC;
mind you, their prices reflected that...
Also one of the few who, at least in name, are still around...
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