Thursday, December 30, 2010

What is it?

I uncovered this while sorting out all the Apple // stuff.  It has no other port on it.


Jason Scott said...

Corvus made drives for the Apple II.

Jason said...

Yeah, I remember them in the Apple // programming lab in high school. The Apples were networked together and ran Constellation to share the hard drive.

I have three of the drives upstairs, no controllers or cables or software.

This thing,'s just got the 9-pin connector and some DIP switches. At first I thought it was a modem but there are no other ports.

synesthesia said...

Hi Jason, it looks like some kind of backup device. Remind me Corvus Constellation for Apple ][. It was 5MB storage device, but I'm not sure. If you look inside, you can find it! :-)

Jason said...

Hi Synestheia - I traded this piece off some time ago but I found out it was a (rare) Corvus interface for the early Macintosh computers - the ones old enough to have 9-pin serial ports on them.