Floppies was Re: E-Mail-Adress
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Thu Feb 21 22:57:47 CST 2008
On Thursday 21 February 2008 23:33, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 21 Feb 2008 at 23:18, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > What I'm probably going to have to do at some point is decide on a format
> > I want to use with that BBII. The time I put it together there seemed to
> > be an assumption that one would be using 8" drives, I think that's what
> > they gave you the BIOS and their version of CP/M on, but I'd put it in a
> > box with a couple of 5.25" drives. These days I think perhaps 3.5" HD
> > floppies might be a better choice since I have so darn many of them (both
> > disks and drives) on hand here. You can't even find 5.25" drives that
> > easily any more, never mind 8", and I haven't looked for the media for
> > them for ages.
> Why not run your 3.5" drives at 360 RPM? Then the HD format
> corresponds exactly to 8" drives.
I see no reason why not. I haven't gotten so far as looking at any sort of
technical aspects of it yet, though, having only just started to consider
It's been some time since I looked at the hardware aspects of drive
interfacing in detail, but I recall one switch on the BBII that had to be
set to select which type of drive, and some jumpers as well, I'll have to
look into just what they fiddle with.
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