[Coco] serial cable tricks for drivewire?
rhermanek at centurytel.net
Fri Mar 2 19:08:28 EST 2012
Another quick question -- will DW4 run on Windows 2000? I've got an old
copy here, don't want to install it if someone knows it wouldn't work...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Wolfe" <aawolfe at gmail.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] serial cable tricks for drivewire?
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:48 PM, Robert Hermanek
> <rhermanek at centurytel.net> wrote:
>> Lots of good ideas here and in other emails, I'll be experimenting when I
>> have time, probably starting with some twisted pairs and seeing if that
>> alone can improve things. I actually have a PC with 10 serial ports in
>> so I'm inclined to go serial all the way. I've heard of the serial over
>> ethernet but have never really understood it, I might check into it if
>> other avenues fail.
>> I haven't had a chance to look at the new DW4 server, great news that it
>> supports simultaneous connections. Here's another question: I noticed
>> right away with DW3 that both the "physical" device # command (i.e. DRIVE
>> #2) and the "logical" drive # (i.e. DRIVE 10) both allowed any value on
>> coco side of things. So I set up my server app to support 256 DRIVE #'s
>> 256 DSK compilation files) each of which contained 256 traditional DSK
>> images at the expected offsets. If you do the math on 256 "devices" X 256
>> DSK's per device, each DSK containing 160k or so of data, you get to
>> 10+ gigs of storage available to any coco accessing the server. So that
>> registered on my scale as "pretty cool." Does DW4 server also support any
>> number of disks in this fashion?
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