[Coco] Re: [Color Computer] CoCo Max patching
mark at cloud9tech.com
Tue Nov 29 06:16:47 EST 2005
Cloud-9's SuperDriver supports ATAPI devices.
At 11/28/2005 09:45 PM, you wrote:
>On Monday 28 November 2005 03:44 pm, Mike Pepe wrote:
> > Peter Wemm wrote:
> > > On Monday 28 November 2005 10:44 am, Mike Pepe wrote:
> > >> I just built myself an "FD-503"- a rebuilt FD500 case with new
> > >> power supply, a 360k drive, a 720k 5.25" drive, and a 1.44M 3.5"
> > >> drive- so I can copy any format disk to any other.
> > >
> > > Out of curiosity, how are you handling the 1.44M drives? Are you
> > > modifying an old style controller to use the higher clock rate or
> > > something else? (eg: an IDE floppy drive - like a zip drive but
> > > reads/writes 720K/1.44M floppies [and 120M floppies]).
> > Actually, I'm not. The 1.44 drive is only (perhaps ever) seeing 720k
> > media.
> > I'm going to start wire-wrapping a prototype high density controller
> > one of these days. :)
>I have a couple of spare LS-120 drives that read/write 1.44M media.
>They use the same atapi protocol as zip drives, and zip drives are (in
>theory) supported by things like the cloud9 superide controller. In
>theory, if zip drives work, then it shouldn't be that hard to make one
>of these drives read/write a 1.44M floppy under coco control. Perhaps
>even 720K too.
>Meanwhile, I use them on my unix machines on the occasion that I need
>1.44M floppy media, because they're much faster than regular floppy
>Peter Wemm - peter at wemm.org; peter at FreeBSD.org; peter at yahoo-inc.com
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