XTIDE controller now available
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 10:00:03 CDT 2009
On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Patrick Finnegan
<pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> On Monday 05 October 2009, afra at aurigae.demon.co.uk wrote:
>> Now what we really need is an MCA IDE controler........that might be
>> a little harder, did IBM ever release the documentation for MCA or
>> do they still want $$$$ fo a license. I've only ever seen one other
>> brand of machines that use MCA (made by Research Machines).
> NCR also made Microchannel machines, including some quite large ones
> (Worldmark 5100, which at some point I had a couple of).
I worked with some large NCR MCA machines in the late 1990s when I was
at Lucent. Imagine a machine larger than a VAX 11/750 with four
Pentium-90 processors, multiple MCA buses and many SCSI cards on those
MCA buses and many, many disks... the scary part was it was still so
PC-compatible that it could still boot DOS and run Doom.
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