Purchased a Microvax 3800
glen.slick at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 22:50:08 CST 2015
On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 7:25 PM, devin davison <lyokoboy0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I purchased a m7769 DSSI controller card online, so that is one more step
> in the direction of getting the machine all together. Still waiting to find
> the controller for the tape drive and a dssi hard drive, although they look
> to be pretty affordable on ebay.
> Just figured id post about it here, to show my progress twords getting it
Those pictures show an H3602 console panel for an M7626 KA660 VAX 4000
Model 200 CPU. That CPU (and also the M7624 KA640 MicroVAX 3300/3400
CPU which uses the same H3602 console panel) has a built in DSSI
controller so there shouldn't be a real need to add a separate M7769
KFQSA DSSI controller.
An M7559 TQK70 controller should be easy and cheap to find, but that's
the last thing I would spend money on myself. Dealing with TK50 / TK70
drives has never been worth the bother for me.
If I already had a working DSSI disk drive to use but no way to load
software I would consider buying an M5976 KZQSA SCSI controller which
can be used with a SCSI CD-ROM drive to install software. (Make an
offer on this one maybe: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151702502097 )
If I didn't already have a working DSSI disk drive to use I might
consider buying a general purpose SCSI controller such as an Emulex
UC07 which can be used with both SCSI disks and CD-ROMs. There are
some on eBay around the $200 range.
I don't have any Emulex SCSI controller myself. I have several CMD and
Dilog SCSI controllers which work well.
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