Pete Turnbull pete at
Tue Apr 5 17:10:00 CDT 2005

On Apr 5 2005, 16:19, Phil Spanner wrote:

> Thought I wouold drop a note regarding the drives. Not only does BIOS
need to be configured (usually by type) but my drives seem to need 2
> One floppy drive cable should not enable the controller to talk to
the drives at all.

Well, up to a point.  The 34-way cable carries the control signals,
such as the drive selects, head selects, step, write-enable, etc, and
status signals such as ready, track zero, etc.  The 20-way cable
carries only the differential read and write data signals.  Without
that, of course, the controller will never see data from the drive.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York

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