> Hmmm. I supported the Eagles for the 8 years I was at Fujitsu. Don't
> remember anything about issues mixing with CDC on the same cables. Come to
> that, I was at MPI before Fujitsu and don't remember any problems with
> mixing there either. Of course, the Eagle simply ran forever. I visited a
> couple that hadn't been powered down in 5 years - just running along quietly
> in the background.
MANY years ago, I wanted to get rid of a Sun 3 server with two Eagles. Someone
>from Berkeley came down and loaded the 7' rack into the back of his JEEP. It stuck
out from the back so far that the rack fell out about a block from my house (I
heard the crash when it hit the road).
We helped him put it back in and gave him some rope to tie it in place.
Years later, I ran into him, and other than the rack rails having bent back a
few inches from the impact, it ran fine..
Heads were locked, of course..
--- Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> On 2 Feb 2007 at 23:54, arcarlini at iee.org wrote:
> > A few days ago I read a claim that floppies are
> used infrequently
> > these days (compared to how often they used to b
> used) so the
> > dust and grime that gets sucked through a drive
> has longer to
> > accumulate before being deposited onto the
> occasional floppy
> > that does make it in there (for a BIOS upgrade o
> (I know--I should quit mincing my words and say wh
> I *really*
> think :) )
> My drives get used a lot--and are scrupulously
> maintained. Modern
> 3.5" DSHD media is garbage. I have far better luc
> with DS2D 3.5".
Most of the 3.5" drives at work are hardly used.
We only use about 4 computers to transfer
data to/from the analytical machines.
Another one transfers data directly to a PC
via the network.
That leaves about 7 computers that we rarely
(maybe once every 3 months) use the 3.5" floppy
Andrew D. Burton
aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk
"Bill Pechter" <pechter at gmail.com> skrev:
> Actually, my favorite three DEC boxes are the 11/70, the 8650 Vax and the
> Wierd mix... but they're pretty much representative of a lot of the stuff
> from Real Time through timesharing.
Interesting that you should mention just those machines, Bill, as I feel
the same way, except that I haven't touched a Minc yet.
But as it happens, we have two 11/70 machines and two VAX 8650 machines
fully functional here. :)
It don't get much better than that.
Guy Sotomayor write:
Not too bad. I was lucky and all of mine worked. Just print out the
manual and make sure everything's configured correctly. I have the
8-drive versions. I put the CDC drives on a separate controller because
apparently there's "issues" with mixing Eagles and CDC drives on the
TTFN - Guy
Hmmm. I supported the Eagles for the 8 years I was at Fujitsu. Don't
remember anything about issues mixing with CDC on the same cables. Come to
that, I was at MPI before Fujitsu and don't remember any problems with
mixing there either. Of course, the Eagle simply ran forever. I visited a
couple that hadn't been powered down in 5 years - just running along quietly
in the background.
So, I'm not surprised to see some Eagles still running. To me, it was the
best disk drive ever made. Certainly the most reliable. I got to be good
friends with the designer, Yuji Inoue. He was an incredible engineer.
Sadly, he died about 3 years ago.
And I add my kudos for your beautiful restoration. It is great to see such
a labor of love.
But I'll have to either steal a PowerPC based Mac -- or get it up under
On 2/2/07, John A. Dundas III <dundas at caltech.edu> wrote:
> At 3:17 PM -0500 2/2/07, Bill Pechter wrote:
> >I'd love to see the Dec DataSystem 570 graphic...
> Easy: just run the program, use the Preferences menu item, select
> Console, click on DataSystem 570, whoosh, the console window will
> BTW, someone with a real 570, or an Industrial-11, can make sure I
> got those right. I have only (!) a "regular" one to measure against.
Patrick Finnegan wrote:
At least with pulls, you know they've probably been tested recently :/
Tested, working and burned in (no infant mortality). My luck with pulls is
far better than with new components. However to be fair, I have never had a
bad microprccessor of any ilk.
> On Behalf Of Chuck Guzis
> Where can one find a copy of the last OS/2 release? I'd like a copy
> for my archives.
It's actually still being worked on by a third party.