TK50 with SCSI
ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 11:01:26 CDT 2008
> Sorry if this has been asked before...
> I have a few spare TK50 drives, and wondered if
> these could be interfaced in some way to a regular
> Linux box.
> I know the PDP's use a special interface card, but
> I seem to recall it was some kind of SCSI variant.
> My reason for interfacing is that I have a few
> TK50's on PDP 11's and it would be useful to
> be able to transfer software.
The TK50 interface is not any variety of SCSI. The TK50Z drive is a
TK50 drive with a TK50<->SCSI bridge board. The TZ30 is a half-high
SCSI version of the TK50. You're probably going to want to look for a
TZ30. In my experience, it's a bit more reliable than a TK50Z.
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