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Both supported both 15-bit and 18-bit [[word]]s; user data is protected by a 32-bit [[error-correcting code|ECC]] per [[sector]]. RM0x drives are dual-ported, allowing any drive to be attached to two different controllers. Generally a maximum of 8 drives were supported per [[device controller]].
 
Both supported both 15-bit and 18-bit [[word]]s; user data is protected by a 32-bit [[error-correcting code|ECC]] per [[sector]]. RM0x drives are dual-ported, allowing any drive to be attached to two different controllers. Generally a maximum of 8 drives were supported per [[device controller]].
  
They both used 5-[[platter]] RM03P (type 9877) packs; neither side of the top and bottom platters were used, however - they were only there for protection. Of the other 6 sides, one was read-only,  pre-recorded by the manufacturer with servo information; the drive had the capability of seeking to a 200 μinch offset under command, to allow the attempted recovery of otherwise-unreadable data.
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They both used 5-[[platter]] RM03P (type 9877) packs; neither side of the top and bottom platters were used, however - they were only there for protection. Of the other 6 surfaces, one was read-only,  pre-recorded by the manufacturer with servo information; the drive had the capability of seeking to a 200 μinch offset under command, to allow the attempted recovery of otherwise-unreadable data.
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==Registers==
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As usual with MASSBUS devices, most device-specific [[register]]s are actually in the device; the MASSBUS interface to the host computer only contains generic registers. In the RM02/03, the host's MASSBUS [[device controller]] contains a small number of registers (5 in the [[RH11 MASSBUS controller||RH11]]), and the drive contains 16. They are:
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Name !! MASSBUS Address !! Function
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| RMCS1 Control || 00 || Function code, GO
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| RMDA Desired Sector/Track Address || 05
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| RMDS Drive Status || 01 || Non-error status
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| RMER1 Error 1 || 02
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| RMAS Attention Summary || 04 || One bit per drive
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| RMLA Look-Ahead || 07 || Current sector
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| RMMR1 Maintenance 1 || 03
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| RMDT Drive Type || 06
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| RMSN Serial Number || 10 || Low 4 digts
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| RMOF Offset || 11 || 1 bit head offset
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| RMDC Desired Cylinder || 12 || For seek
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| RMHR Holding || 13 || Unused; zeros
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| RMMR2 Maintenance 2 || 14
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| RMER2 Error 2 || 15
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| RMEC1 ECC Position || 16
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| RMEC2 ECC Pattern || 17
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|}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:02, 4 November 2020



RM02/RM03
Manufacturer: Digital Equipment Corporation
Drive Controller(s): RH10 (PDP-10)
RH20 (KL10)
RH11 (UNIBUS)
RH70 (PDP-11/70)
RH780 (VAX-11/780)
RH750 (VAX-11/750)
Capacity: 67 Mbytes
Transfer Rate: 2.48 μsec/word (RM02/16-bit)
2.79 μsec/word (RM02/18-bit)
1.65 μsec/word (RM03/16-bit)
1.86 μsec/word (RM03/18-bit)
Average Access Time: 42.5 msec (RM02)
38.3 msec (RM03)
Revolutions Per Minute: 2400 (RM02)
3600 (RM03)
1/2 Revolution Time: 25.9 msec (RM02)
17.3 msec (RM03)
One Track Seek Time: 6 msec
Average Seek Time: 30 msec
Maximum Seek Time: 55 msec
Total Surfaces: 6 (5 data, 1 servo)
Tracks Per Surface: 823
Sectors Per Track: 30 (18-bit words)
32 (16-bit words)
Words Per Sector: 256
Recording Method: MFM
Physical Size: 21-5/8?" W x 39" H x 33" L
Weight: 430 pounds


The RM02 and RM03 were MASSBUS multi-platter large moving-head disk pack drives. They were effectively identical, except that the RM03 rotated faster (3600 RPM, versus 2400 RPM for the RM02). The RM02 provided 806 KB/s transfers; the RM03 was 1200 KB/s transfers.

Both supported both 15-bit and 18-bit words; user data is protected by a 32-bit ECC per sector. RM0x drives are dual-ported, allowing any drive to be attached to two different controllers. Generally a maximum of 8 drives were supported per device controller.

They both used 5-platter RM03P (type 9877) packs; neither side of the top and bottom platters were used, however - they were only there for protection. Of the other 6 surfaces, one was read-only, pre-recorded by the manufacturer with servo information; the drive had the capability of seeking to a 200 μinch offset under command, to allow the attempted recovery of otherwise-unreadable data.

Registers

As usual with MASSBUS devices, most device-specific registers are actually in the device; the MASSBUS interface to the host computer only contains generic registers. In the RM02/03, the host's MASSBUS device controller contains a small number of registers (5 in the |RH11), and the drive contains 16. They are:

Name MASSBUS Address Function
RMCS1 Control 00 Function code, GO
RMDA Desired Sector/Track Address 05
RMDS Drive Status 01 Non-error status
RMER1 Error 1 02
RMAS Attention Summary 04 One bit per drive
RMLA Look-Ahead 07 Current sector
RMMR1 Maintenance 1 03
RMDT Drive Type 06
RMSN Serial Number 10 Low 4 digts
RMOF Offset 11 1 bit head offset
RMDC Desired Cylinder 12 For seek
RMHR Holding 13 Unused; zeros
RMMR2 Maintenance 2 14
RMER2 Error 2 15
RMEC1 ECC Position 16
RMEC2 ECC Pattern 17