First post, by RJDog
So a while ago I salvaged some old Cisco PIX ("Classic", ca. 1996-97) appliances from an old storage room at work. Didn't think much of them until I opened them up and found it's actually PC hardware, a PPro 200Mhz, on Intel VS440FX motherboard. Very cool find.
Anyway, there was no traditional storage in them, only a floppy drive (with Cisco-branded disk inserted) and this friendly looking ISA card which I can only assume is some sort of flash storage device. I'm guessing that the OS boots off the floppy and configuration is stored on this flash card. Or maybe the other way around.
Anyway, I can't find any information on this card to either confirm or deny it is in fact flash storage, nor how I might be able to use it myself for something useful. When I install it in an ISA slot on a PC, the PC refuses to boot. Same in the PPro system it came out of. Maybe this one is defective..?
Any information you fine folks can provide would be greatly appreciated, if only to satisfy my curiosity.