Test Diablo Model 31 drive and disk pack on a PC (Operation Alto Restoration)
IanK at vulcan.com
Sun Oct 24 23:56:27 CDT 2010
I know about this from talking with Al about this subject: the drive does NOT connect to the PC. Al wrote a program that (as he said) runs on the Alto, talks through the utility port on the Alto, and communicates with another program running on a modern PC (actually, ISTR, a Mac). If your Alto isn't running, it won't help you.
Take a look at the documentation (available on Bitsavers) regarding the disk interface, if you have any doubts as to the challenge of what you suggest. -- Ian
From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Nick Allen [nick.allen at comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 12:11 PM
To: cctech at classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: Test Diablo Model 31 drive and disk pack on a PC (Operation Alto Restoration)
Sure, I will upload the photos shortly.
Did you have to build a custom cable/adapter from Diablo to the Parallel
port on the PC? Did you use any a custom drive, utility, os on the PC
side? Just looking to validate somehow that my Diablo Drive is fully
functioning, and this direction seems to be the best bet until I get the
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