Solid state recommendations
jsw at ieee.org
Mon Feb 8 17:59:04 CST 2016
On Feb 8, 2016, at 4:07 PM, Dave G4UGM <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
> These seem popular:-
> new version
> I have one, but I haven't used it yet.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Bryan
>> Sent: 08 February 2016 15:35
>> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
>> Subject: Solid state recommendations
>> Hi all
>> I have the following gear in my stable:
>> - Sun Blade 100
>> - SGI O2
>> - VAXstation 3100
>> - AlphaStation 500
>> - HP C3700
>> I would like to start eliminating spinning SCSI drives from these boxes for
>> noise, heat and capacity reasons. Could you kind folks recommend a
>> solution? I've seen SCSI to CF converters advertised but I didn't know if
>> there was one kind over another that people have been successful with or if
>> there is a totally different approach I should be considering.
I’ve been using SCSI2SD over a year with Emulex UC07, native MV 3100, Nextstep/Openstep and Adaptec PC SCSI adapters.
Michael has been constantly improving the device and firmware. He worked out some bugs that allowed me to use these under VMS 5.5-2; which was very picky about the scsimode settings on disks of that era. Well worth the investment, especially if you are constantly tinkering with your machines. Its async and doesn’t take advantage of
high speed microSD cards, but they outperform the real Seagate SCSI-2 Narrow 1-8GB drives I’ve compared them to.
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