[Coco] Tandy Hard Disk Controller
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Mar 3 14:34:52 EST 2006
On Friday 03 March 2006 13:46, Neil Morrison wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Gene Heskett" <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
>> Did they actually ever *sell* one? I looked at the one the local
>> shack had, but at $129.95 I couldn't bring myself to write the
>> check, NDI what ever became of it. AIUI at the time, it also
>> required another interface controller card between its cable and the
>> drive proper & nobody had a clue as to what it might be required to
>> do, or if it was even available. It had a maximum of 3 16 pin dips
>> in it that even if gold plated, couldn't convince me it was worth
>> the asking price.
>IIRC, you needed a R/S 'Primary Drive', which contained the HD
> controller. This was the standard R/S setup. The VERY expensive
> 'Tandy Hard Disk Controller' was just a very simple interface with a
> few chips.
>I'd like to get a schematic for it - never found one.
Heh. My impression was that they loaded a board and stuck it in a coco
cartridge case, then priced it outragiously high specifically to
discourage the coco from ever being used in business environment.
I could be wrong, but that was my take on it at the time, Neil.
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