[rescue] Pertec interface

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Thu Jan 12 15:38:09 CST 2006

OK, so I found the Pertec stuff on bitsavers, but I haven't read      
through their docs yet.

I purchased a Fujitsu 2444 tape drive that has a Pertec interface.    
($0.99 on ebay with local pickup!)  Apparently all the newer tape     
drives have Pertec + SCSI or just SCSI. 

An identical item currently on ebay says this is also labeled as
SUN 370-1062 part number.

Is Pertec similar enough to SCSI that I could rig up a dongle?

If not, how hard is it to find a Pertec interface for:

    - VAXserver 4000
    - PDP-11 Q-bus
    - Sun 3 w/expansion chassis
    - PCI/ISA

So that I could get the drive into a usable state?    

I know that Xylogics made a 9-track tape controller card for Suns
that should work with this drive, but I ran an ebay search for the
past couple of months looking for Xylogics and all I come up with are
terminal servers.

I found a place that had Pertec interfaces for ISA based systems, but 
it would not work with Windows 2000 or later OS, the cards were out of
stock and were pretty pricey (like $500+).

So what would y'all recommend as the easiest/cheapest way to get this 
baby up and running?

Also -- the power cord has a non-standard 3-prong plug.  I'll try to  
get photos of this up somewhere for reference, but perhaps someone    
knows the kind of cord this thing needs so I can know what to look    

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