8-inch drive substitutes
cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Oct 20 15:26:47 CDT 2006
> > I recently sold a Qumetrak 842 8-inch floppy drive to a fellow who's
> > restoring a CMI vintage synthesizer. He says that this particular model
> > is what the synth uses. Can anyone think of a reason why he couldn't use
> > some other model of drive as long as it's capable of reading DSDD media?
On Fri, 20 Oct 2006, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Seek rate can vary all over the place with 8" drives. I think the
> 842 will handle either 6 or 8 ms track-to-track, but others may
> require as much as 30 msec.
Especially interesting because the Qumetrak 142 5.25" drive was the
slowest one that had come along. So slow that MS/PC-DOS 2.10 was needed
to allow for it.
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