The Question is:
I am trying to "resurrect" a microvax 3400 I have, which contains the following
M9060-YA Load Module for BA123
TQK70 M7559-00 TK70 Tape Unit Controller
CXY08-M M3119-YA 8-Line asynchronous multiplexer
IEQ11-SA M8634-PA Communications Controller
VCB-02 M7168-00 4 plane color bitmap module
VCB-02 M7169-00 4 plane video controller module
MS650-AA M7621-A 8Mbyte Ram
MS650-BA M7622-A 16Mbyte Ram
MS650-BA M7622 16 Mbyte Ram
KA640-AA M7624-CA Microvax 3400 CPU
I also have an R23RF-A2 disk chassis.
The mircovax has no internal hard drives. What hard drives will fit the
microvax and the R23RF-A2?
The Answer is :
The MicroVAX 3400 series uses Integrated Storage Element (ISE) drives.
These are the RF-series disk drives and the TF-series tape drives, and
specifically the RF3x series and the RF7x series disk drives. The BA213
S-box enclosure is the most common box for the MicroVAX 3400 series, and
has room for two RF-series disks and TF-series tape or (with a TQK-series
Q-bus controller) TK-series tape.
These DSSI systems and enclosures are not generally set up for use with
The R23RF is a comparatively rare(r) rackmount enclosure for removable
storage element (RSE) RF-series disk devices -- non-removable devices do
not fit in this enclosure. The R400X series DSSI pedestal enclosures
were rather more commonly seen, and (like the BA213) supports internal
RF-series disk drives.
Later DSSI-capable systems were regularly configured with an HSD-series
DSSI to SCSI adapter, and with external SCSI storage.
Here are some of the more common RF-series disk devices:
Disk per drive BUS Interface / Controller Notes
---------- ---------- -------------------------- -------
RF30-RA 150 MB ISE 1 x RF30 disk, RSE
RF30E-SA 150 MB ISE 1 x RF30 disk
RF30C-xx 300 MB ISE 2 x RF30 disks
RF30C-xx 300 MB ISE 2 x RF30 disks, RSE
RF30C-xx 800 MB ISE 2 x RF71 disks, RSE
RF31 381 MB ISE (DSSI)
RF71-xx 800 MB ISE 2 x RF71 disk
RF71x-SA 400 MB ISE 1 x RF71 disk
RF71x-RA 400 MB ISE 1 x RF71 disk, RSE
RF71x-xx 800 MB ISE 2 x RF71 disk, RSE
RF72 1 GB ISE
RF73 2 GB ISE