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DSSI bus CD-ROM Drive?

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The Question is:

Is there a DSSI bus based CD that could be installed in a Microvax 3500?

The Answer is :

  Via one of the HSD DSSI-to-SCSI adapters, possibly.
  Another option is the KZQSA Q-bus to SCSI.  (KZQSA support is limited
  to specific SCSI CD-ROM and tape devices; other devices and particularly
  disks are not supported and not reliable.)
  Clustering and InfoServer devices are also possibilities.
  There is and was no CD-ROM DSSI device.
  It might be simplest to replace the entire MicroVAX 3500 system with
  a less-old MicroVAX or VAXstation with more direct SCSI connections, or
  with a more recent Alpha system.  These are far faster systems, too.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-APR-2003 )

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