[rescue] Apple 2GB Quantum Fireball ST SCSI HD

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Aug 7 08:04:52 CDT 2008

>From: Jonathan Katz <jon at jonworld.com>
>Date: 2008/08/06 Wed PM 09:35:58 EDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Apple 2GB Quantum Fireball ST SCSI HD

>On Aug 6, 2008, at 9:28 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>> Couldn't you use a SCSI to IDE adapter, paired with a CompactFlash  
>> to IDE adapter, in combination with a 1GB CF card?
>This is an interesting idea.
>I have a MicroVAX II in my basement with the SCSI adapter that  
>emulates whatever the VAX wants ... so I could go from
>MFM to SCSI to IDE to Compact Flash and have some kickin' IO  
>performance on hardware that is 20 years old.

Your system will only be as fast as the MFM interface - it will be faster than a physical drive, but I think the limitations of MFM will put a pretty low ceiling on performance...


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