DTC-510B controller

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Mon Jun 8 10:20:25 CDT 2009

Roberto Bazzano wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm trying to replace a Xebec S1410A SASI controller with a Data 
> Technology Corp. DTC-510B or DTC-510A, for a old homebrew computer 
> (http://www.z80ne.com)
> The problem is that, even if the controllers should be "almost" 
> compatible, the DTC-510A/B doesn't work (while the Xebec works fine).
> I'm not able to find any manual about it, only some dipswitch settings.
> Perhaps has someone a user manual for DTC-510B (and DTC-510A) so that I 
> can compare commands, configurations, etc. with Xebec S1410A?

I have uploaded the manual for the 4 drive version (520A) to bitsavers.
Before SCSI, there was no common command set for disc adapters. I seriously
doubt the on-disk format or the command set is exactly compatible between
Xebec and DTC.

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