[Coco] Need new disk drive...
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Sep 18 06:06:51 EDT 2008
On Thursday 18 September 2008, Darren A wrote:
>On 9/17/08, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Wednesday 17 September 2008, Chuck Youse wrote:
>>>Am I missing something? Double-sided double-density 5.25" drives are
>> If set for 40 tracks, double sided in the os9 descriptor then yes. But I
>> believe that chip can have the high speed data rate hack applied, which
>> the nearest $25 3.5" 1.44 meg drive with HD diskettes can be used in it.
>A high density mod using the MB8877A has been done by one of the
>members of this list. It's somewhat more complicated than just
>attaching an HD drive. He used the early version of Tandy's 26-3029
>controller, some of which had a WD1793 while others came with the
>MB8877A. He still has the information and photos up on his web site:
Yes, I believe that's the one, and of course such info can always use the
publicity. Thanks Darren.
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