DEC RP02/RP03 issues
hachti at hachti.de
Sun Jul 26 18:44:44 CDT 2009
I just stumbled across two RP02 and RP03 disk drives (2 RP02, 1 RP03) in
probably repairable condition.
We have all cables (power, "bus", "unit") needed to hook the beasts to a
RP10 controller of a pdp10. Thinking of restoring and connecting them to
a Unibus pdp11.
- No controller
- No media (RP02/03 use the same pack)
- No information
I currently don't even know if there's a special sector layout for
pdp10, pdp11 etc. (like with RK05 drives).
Or if there are any RP11 (or RP211?) controllers around.
Does someone know anything? Have documentation? Have a controller? Packs?
Does someone know anything about pack compatibilities? That could help a
lot! The packs seem to have 10 disks and two half disks (only one
surface used). I have not seen one.
Any hints welcome.
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