[Coco] Need new disk drive...
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Wed Sep 17 21:25:50 EDT 2008
On Wednesday 17 September 2008, Michael Robinson wrote:
>My 360k drives are faulty. I looked on ebay, all I could find were DSDD
>drives. I can't use DSDD drives can I?
Sure, the coco doesn't know the difference. You may have to fiddle with
>My controller says hard drive
>specialists on it, it only controls disk drives.
That controller MAY have a Fujitsu 8877 FDC chip in it. This chip is one of
the few that can be used at 500 kilobaud data rates, allowing DSDD floppy
drives to be used at 1440 kilobyte size.
>Two of the drives
>looked a lot like the ones I have, full height black with red led.
>None of the drives come with an external enclosure or a coco compatible
>floppy cable. The cable I need has to be non keyed on the controller
>end. I think one of my drives came out of a model III and the other
>is a TRS80 mini disk.
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>Coco at maltedmedia.com
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