choosing a 360k FDD

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon Oct 8 22:46:03 CDT 2007


On Mon, 8 Oct 2007, David Griffith wrote:
> So, I'm faced with a bunch of 360k floppy drives.  One of them I will put
> in my main desktop machine for replicating floppies for, say, my C64,
> Kaypro, etc.  What should I look for when choosing such a drive?  The best
> specimen I have right now was taken from a Morrow Micro-Decision.
> According to the tag, it's a "TEC FB-503".  Can someone tell me something
> about this?
> By the way, I have an IBM-branded full-height Tandon that I will trade for
> the "ideal" half-height.

My favorite for "360K" formats is the Tandon Tm100.
It tends to work better with flux-transition boards than any of the
others.
Are you sure that you want to try to do C64 on your PC?

TEC is OK, but I prefer the TEAC 55B for 360K, and 55FG for 720k/1.2M.




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