ISA Pertec controllers available
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Fri Aug 7 16:54:24 CDT 2015
On 08/07/2015 01:51 PM, Shaun Halstead wrote:
> I have two Computer Logics PCTD-III Pertec 8-bit ISA interface boards
> available. I have no software or docs to go with them, though I
> should have at least one cable set. From what I can gather from past
> discussions of these cards (h/t Chuck G.), they require
> driver-supplied firmware. They've been on the shelf the entire 19
> years I've been with my company. Cards are offered as-is, $20 +
> shipping for the pair. Shipping via USPS or FedEx, your choice.
Yup, they use an early FPGA, whose configuration information is
downloaded from a DOS driver. I'm sure the driver code is around
somewhere in form of Chi Corp's DOS Ninetrack software. But without it,
the cards are strictly decorative.
Probably perfect for a slower drive, such as the Qualstar 105x series,
but unsuitable for the fast (75-150 ips) streamers. Other than the FPGA
configuration memory, the only memory on-board is a 256 byte FIFO.
The obvious limitation is that these really are 8-bit ISA boards. I
might have the software somewhere, but no promises.
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