Another disk imaging project
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Aug 3 18:46:31 CDT 2005
> The idea is to make a small single-board computer with a microcontroller,
> a WD2793 or similar floppy disk controller, enough memory to buffer a
> few tracks, and a high-speed serial port for communication with the PC.
> The board would have connectors for 5.25"/3" drives and 8" drives, and
> would properly interface to all drive types.
Remeber that the WD chips are not still being made (are they?).
I've thought about something similar. A single-board computer with a raw
bitstream reader/writer (similar to a catweasel board, but not
proprietary). Save the data on a CF card or similar (there's rather too
much to send over an RS232 link in a sane time, and it would seem to be
easier to interface a CF card to a classic computer than to add a USB
port to a classic computer (this is important to me as I only have
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