First post, by jbenam
I recently got this weird Xebec ISA card:
I'm not sure what to make of it - the codes on the card lead nowhere on teh internets.
It has a 50 pin header and a 25 pin external connector, so my guess was some kind of SCSI card but I can't see any of the known single card SCSI controllers. Then I thought of SASI controllers, and this might be one... I've dumped the ROM and it contains various stuff like a low level format utility and a string with Xebec Host Adaptor Board 1984/85 (or something like that) so it must be a disk controller of some kind, and bootable at that.
I've stuck it in my 8088 (with Enhanced XT Bios 3.1), and I don't get anything at boot. In my 286 it stops the normal booting and it throws me in a CGA mode screen that complains about a missing BASIC ROM.
I've read online that most SASI controllers should be compatible with early SCSI-1 drives and I've got a IBM WDS-3160 (160MB) which should fit the bill.
Anyone knows how to get this thing to work?