ISA Pertec controllers available

Tom Moss tomjmoss at
Fri Aug 7 17:31:51 CDT 2015

Hi Shaun,

I'd be interested in the pertec board if the drivers ever show up.


On 7 August 2015 at 22:54, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:

> On 08/07/2015 01:51 PM, Shaun Halstead wrote:
>> I have two Computer Logics PCTD-III Pertec 8-bit ISA interface boards
>> available.  I have no software or docs to go with them, though I
>> should have at least one cable set.  From what I can gather from past
>> discussions of these cards (h/t Chuck G.), they require
>> driver-supplied firmware. They've been on the shelf the entire 19
>> years I've been with my company.  Cards are offered as-is, $20 +
>> shipping for the pair.  Shipping via USPS or FedEx, your choice.
> Yup, they use an early FPGA, whose configuration information is downloaded
> from a DOS driver.  I'm sure the driver code is around somewhere in form of
> Chi Corp's DOS Ninetrack software.  But without it, the cards are strictly
> decorative.
> Probably perfect for a slower drive, such as the Qualstar 105x series, but
> unsuitable for the fast (75-150 ips) streamers.  Other than the FPGA
> configuration memory, the only memory on-board is a 256 byte FIFO.
> The obvious limitation is that these really are 8-bit ISA boards.  I might
> have the software somewhere, but no promises.
> --Chuck

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