[Coco] Super Disk; was: Help floppy drive

Frank Pittel fwp at deepthought.com
Fri Apr 13 17:17:40 EDT 2007


It works well with the ide controller and superdrive from cloud9. It's
slower the the CF card but a lot faster then a floppy!!


On Fri, Apr 13, 2007 at 04:36:21PM -0400, Bruce W. Calkins wrote:
> Rooting through my incomming computer junk pile I found a Parallel Port 
> Super Disk Drive, 120MB.  The Instalation Guide says "CAUTION Avoid Laser 
> Beam".
> Inside the case it appears that the drive has a IDE to Parallel convererter 
> board.  The drive itself has the  IDE standard MA, SL & CS jumpers.  
> Popping the cover off reveals a single double head set that looks a lot 
> like a double eliment floppy head eliment.
> That is as far as I am going.  I'm not sure what or how I'll use it, but, 
> I'm not killing it just yet.
> Bruce W.
> >Here's a Wikipedia article ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SuperDisk )
> >about the LS-120 SuperDisk, which is what I was thinking about.  The
> >LS-240 variant could apparently put 32M on an ordinary 1.44M disk, but
> >you had to erase and re-write the entire disk if you changed anything.
> >
> >JCE
> >>
> >>--L. Curtis Boyle 
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