Reactive Group Solid State Disks Ltd SCSIFLASH Arraid, LLC SCSI SDD
TLZ10, TZ86 & TZ87, TLZ06, TLZ09, TLZ07, TK70,TK50, TZ89, TZK9, TZK10, TZK11, TLZ88, DDS DAT Solid State DriveImage shows SCSIFlash Tape drive replacing TLZ, TZ, TK DEC drive installed in customers supplied DEC Storage Works caddy. SSD technical support can assist in supply of Storage Works caddy & swap out services if required.

Solid State SCSI Flash (CF) TLZ10, TZ86 & TZ87 replacement drive

The CF (Compact Flash) based SCSIFLASH-Tape drive provides a solid state, drop-in replacement for DEC TLZ10, TZ86 & TZ87 SCSI tape drives. No additional software or register changes are required to the legacy host.

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SCSIFlash-Tape Datasheet

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Press Release

FLASH2GUI - Optional ethernet support for centralised backup & restore capability available removing the need to rotate media. Primary data storage is always written to the CF card. No software change to the host required.

More details on FLASH2GUI backup & restore software click here

Solid State Disks Ltd, design and manufacture the Solid State SCSI SCSIFlash™ drive

Manufacturer: Solid State Disk Ltd


  • True Industrial Grade "Solid State" technology
  • Support for all models: VAX Station 4000 inc TLZ10, TZ86 & TZ87
  • Preformatted emulator for fast and easy system reload
  • Small format PCB converts Compact Flash Media to appear as an VAX 4000 SCSI device on a Host’s SCSI bus
  • 5.25” form factor which will replace any 5.25” Tape drive or larger drives with adaptor. varying enclosure size & mountings available
  • Will fit in a 5.25” disk slot using the same mountings
  • SCSI Host will typically see the device as an VAX Station SCSI disk drive of any emulation
  • Board is low power, using 5V only
  • Microcode is field upgradable via integral serial port or through Network RJ45 Network port
  • Optional integration support available if required
  • Additional Ethernet backup and restore capacbility available to replace the traditional manual rotation of media

Please click the link below to see the Solid State Disks FLASH2GUI Youtube channel. This offers a demonstration of how the proprietary FLASH2GUI software used alongside the Network FLOPPYFlash drive can offer a a bit for bit image copy of the data allowing backup & restore network capability, alternative drive select options, and also capacity and blocks select features.

The embedded Flash2GUI Image Editor allows image files (.img) to be sent from the SCSIFlash drive to a local onsite PC or server. Allowing the unpacking, editing, and repacking of the imaged file. This file can then be resent to the SCSIFlash drive as new data file.

Solid State Disks FLASH2GUI Youtube Channel here


Board size: 5.25” Form factor

Compact Flash: Standard 3M header for Type 1 & 2 cards.

Power: 5 Volts only @ 0.8 Watt (Typical) + CF requirement.

Power connector: Standard Tape drive type SCSI-1 and 2 Compatible. 50 pin DIL 0.1” Connector.

SCSI transfer rate: 10Mbytes/second.

RS232 Serial Port or use of RJ45 Ethernet port for microcode load and real time diagnostics.

Example Emulation Options

TLZ10, TZ86, TZ86-VA, TZ87, TZ87-VA, TZ87N-VA, TK70,TK50, TZ89, TZK9, TK09-VA,TZK10, TZK11, TLZ88, TLZ06, TLZ06-VA, TLZ6L-VA, TLZ7L-VA, TLZ09, TLZ07-VA, DEC VAX station 4000-90A, uVAX, StorageWorks, VMS and VS4000 systems, DEC Alphaserver 1000, Alphaserver  2100

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