AT&T 7300/3B1's (was: Re: Who is vintagecomputermuseum?)

jeff.kaneko at juno.com jeff.kaneko at juno.com
Wed Nov 26 13:28:43 CST 2008



-- Jules Richardson <jules.richardson99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ wrote:
>> micheladam at theedge.ca wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of a 'bridge' converter that would allow a scsi >disk 
>>> to interface to an MFM controller?
>>>
>>> Michel Adam
>> 
>> I'm not sure how that would work.  Do you mean replacing an >existing MFM 
>> disk with a SCSI disk?
>
>It's been talked about at various times on the list here...
>
>It needs high-speed sampling of the MFM data at the track level into >buffer 
>memory, and some smarts to translate the buffer memory into blocks on >the drive.
>
>It *could* be done, but nobody's made it work yet AFAIK.
>
>cheers
>
>Jules

Commercial products exist, for example at: 
www.mbiusa.com/mbi_000010.htm

But I imagine they're *FRIGHTFULLY* expensive . . . .

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