More mystery recycler boards - DEC, Fujitsu(??), Cipher, Emulex

jim stephens jwsmail at
Fri Sep 2 15:58:20 CDT 2016

On 9/2/2016 11:52 AM, Jules Richardson wrote:
> __Cipher boards:__
>   There are two of these:
> I suspect they're from some form of terminal (or maybe printer?), and 
> now that they're separated from the rest of the system they're just 
> junk. Note that someone seems to have scavenged a bunch of power 
> transistors (or something) from them. 

Here is a Youtube video of someone loading tape on an 990 cache 
streamer.  It is a much upgraded, and probably SCSI interface version of 
the streamer, but the loading is very similar.  The electronics are 
pretty much completely different.

The above board by the way has P1/P2 formatted Pertec tape interface 
connectors in and out on the left end of the board you photographed.

The Cipher SCSI usually have 50 pin scsi single ended interfaces. There 
is a box that attaches to the rear of the Microdata drive in the 
previous ebay link which converts the SCSI interface in to a formatted 
P1/P2 Pertec interface.

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