Wild-hair floppy drive question
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Sat Jun 11 23:31:46 CDT 2005
From: "Doc Shipley" <doc at mdrconsult.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 11:11 PM
> Allison wrote:
>>>>> Would a DSHD floppy drive with a DSHD disk in it
>>> Sorry, no, I meant a 3.5" floppy drive. As soon as Allison replied I
>>> realized the question was ambiguous.
>> Ah, so you wish to use a 3.5" floppy for an Altos that has a 5.25 DSQD?
>> If that is the question the answer is yes. (use one hole media aka
> I have a few pounds of DSDD 3.5" media.
> What I think I *don't* have is a 3.5" drive that can be jumpered to ID
>> If not a TEAC FD55GFV will work as a DSQD 5.25".
> That's a possibility too. The drive in the Altos doesn't sound
> particularly healthy, so I'm scouting a replacement.
> Is there a document explaining the differences between the several TEAC
> FD55Gxx drives? I have a bunch of TEAC FD55GFRs, but the "V" models are
> really rare around here.
> And speaking of floppy things, you remember that set of Kaypro master
> disks I got from you? I finally ID'ed them. They're MS-DOS based, for a
> Kaypro 16. :) If you have a use for them I don't, and if not I'll put
> them up to the list for postage.
The easy thing to do is just make a cable with pins 10, 11, & 12 twisted.
This takes the standard controllers DS0 line and drives DS1.
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