Not a problem - give your credit card number to CMD
and you can have
a Unibus SCSI controller tomorrow.
I should probably ask them for a price first. ;-D Perhaps I'll try my
hand at locating a used controller first although I know THAT isn't exactly
a walk in the park.
Upgrading to RA80's two years ago was a mistake,
if that is indeed the case!
Of course, it's also possible there is a much modern drive buried in the
cabinet somewhere - you wouldn't notice it. Heck, the power plug on
the RA80/TU80 power controller is larger and heavier than many
modern SCSI drives.
Before moving it, make sure you lock the heads on the RA80.
Oops. I've only owned RL02s and RK07s before. How does one lock the heads
on the RA80? Guess that'd be useful to know. :-/ I've used machines in
the past that HAD RA80s but I never had a reason to know how to lock the
My preferred way for dealing with this part is to
install Hubbel Twist-n-
Lock jacks in the computer room! Bring in some 3-phase, while you're at
it, and you'll be set for RP06's, too.
Buddy of mine is an electrician. Twistnlock jacks aren't a problem.
Bringing in three-phase is a bit beyond my budget right now but I am
considering upgrading the service to my house on general principle
when I can better afford to do so. =-)