any Apollo fans out yonder?
bear at typewritten.org
Fri Sep 12 12:07:11 CDT 2008
On Sep 12, 2008, at 7:13 AM, Simon Fryer wrote:
> * The etherenet network card is a 3com model - exact model escapes me
> at the moment. You will probably need Apollo ROMs to use the card.
3C505. It's pretty recognizable as it's full-length and has a blue
PCB. The Apollo ROM is only needed to boot the machine diskless from
ethernet, and to make remote dumps over the ethernet.
> * Hard Disk Controller - was a Western Digital ESDI model. Model
> escapes me at the moment. I am not sure if there is a ROM issue -
> assuming you could find a controller.
WD7000-ASE. The ASE has both ESDI and SCSI on the same card.
The older SMS-OMTI controllers are ESDI only. I can't think of the
models of these controllers offhand.
> * SCSI. Yes. It was supported and you could hang a larger HDD off the
> Apollo if you had a SCSI controller. I have no idea about booting or
> the model of SCSI controller that worked.
No booting from SCSI until the HP 400-series (or DN2500).
> * Adaptec Tape Controller - I think this was a generic PC unit with
> nothing special ROM wise. Again, find the right model.
SCSI tape is supported on the WD7000.
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