Adaptec 1522A SCSI Support (was re: New TestFDC Results Registry)

jim stephens jwsmail at
Fri Jan 19 05:20:48 CST 2018

On 1/19/2018 12:08 AM, TeoZ via cctalk wrote:
> Didn’t early SUN gear have SCSI floppy drives?
There is a SCSI floppy drive branded with Tadpole, I think.
> -----Original Message----- From: Fred Cisin via cctalk
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> On Thu, 18 Jan 2018, Jason T via cctalk wrote:
>> Has anyone using one of these cards made use of the SCSI function?  It
>> has a Centronics 50 connector, which isn't terribly useful unless
>> you've got the right cable, but if you're building an all-in-one
>> imaging machine, it might be handy to have SCSI capability as well.
>> It seems the driver hasn't been in Linux for quite a few versions.
>> Not sure about the BSDs.
> A few SCSI floppy drives existed, but they were never very common.
> Only SCSI floppy that I remember having was a "Floptical" (20MB), that
> also handled 1.4M
> Or, are you suggesting putting together an imaging machine that also
> handles HDD, CD-ROM, some tape cartridges, etc.?
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