>>That said, I was cleaning out some closets a
while back and came across
>>a very curious box. It seemed to be an external hard drive of some
>>kind, but the only connection on the thing was a 3-pin connector near a
>>series of dip switches. Looking around the web and Usenet I've come to
>>the conclusion that it's a network-shareable hard drive that would be
>>useable in a Corvus Omninet system.
Hmm, I'd be interested in any info. anyone has on these things. I had
the remains of one a while back - someone had grabbed the drive out of
it before I got to it but all the controller logic was still there.
I seem to remember that it was a useful source of parts - nice solid
case and compact toroidal power supply... it's a shame I didn't have the
actual drive to go with it and to mess around with.
I don't know what would have worked with it, we mainly had Cambridge
Ring network gear back then, a few VAX machines, and not a lot else...