Looking for an 8 bit FDC...
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Tue Oct 25 15:03:16 CDT 2005
On 10/25/2005 at 2:31 PM Joe R. wrote:
> It sounds like you need a CompatiCard! Has anyone tried to reproduce
The old Compaticard I and II used a non-standard way of changing density,
so I'd stay away from these. The CC IV wasn't that different (as far as
the basic hardware) from many, many other "use high-density drives on your
FWIW, unless you need the DIP switches and absolute reconfigurability,
there are many old alternate-source cards that will work just fine. Most
will at least support 37x as an alternate port. The OmniBridge and WD Fox
1002A come to mind as branded products; there were many other "white box"
controllers that did just as well. At one point, Don Maslin and I tried to
compile an exhaustive list, but when you started including floppy+hard disk
controllers, there were just too many. (e.g., the DTC 3280 SCSI controller
has a very nice floppy controller on it). Some were better in handling
odd formats than any of the CC's.
Up until last year, we had a pile of NOS CC IV's. I could not believe that
people were willing to pay $150 for a fairly garden-variety ISA card, but
we sold them out very quickly at that price.
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