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Founder, CEO & Chief Geek at SmugMug. Leia, Logan & Audrey's Papa. Lover of Liz.


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comment How can I successfully mount an 8-bit SCSI drive on a modern computer?
To keep everyone apprised, especially because it's trending on Hacker News, I have a SCSI card on order (who knew that Amazon Prime had so many older, even ISA!, cards available?) and should be able to tackle some of this next week. I'll certainly keep everyone posted. :)
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comment How can I successfully mount an 8-bit SCSI drive on a modern computer?
I was planning on using dd to create an exact copy and figuring out the rest later. IIRC (its been awhile), NeXT used a UFS filesystem similar to other BSD variants. I suspect Linux can just mount it natively, like it can other UFS variants, so I'd then be able to (with John's permission) pass around the disk images and anyone could mount them on a Linux box.
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comment How can I successfully mount an 8-bit SCSI drive on a modern computer?
I believe the slabs have internal SCSI-1, external SCSI-2. But it's been a long time since I drooled over those spec sheets (and the engineering samples at NeXT HQ!)
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comment How can I successfully mount an 8-bit SCSI drive on a modern computer?
Any ideas on what I need to do as far as cabling, adapters, and/or termination are concerned? It's been a long time since I've dealt with old SCSI like this.
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