WTD: 8-inch floppy drive
tingox at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 16:35:12 CST 2011
On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Philip Pemberton
<classiccmp at philpem.me.uk> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm trying to track down an 8-inch floppy drive to read an Intel MDS M2FM
> disc I've been sent for adding to the DiscFerret decoder engine.
> Specifically: it's an ISIS boot floppy, in SS/DD format.
Interesting. I have in my possession, the following two floppies (both
are 8 inch):
1 x ELAB MDS-Link v. 4.5, SINTRAN part, format: SINTRAN III
1 x ELAB MDS-Link v. 4.6, INTEL MDS part, format: Intel ISIS-II DD
(SINTRAN III is / was the operating system for Norsk Data mini machines).
I also have a working ND-Satellite / 9 machine, complete with a
(working) 8 inch floppy drive.
This will read the SINTRAN III floppy fine, but I don't know if it can
read the ISIS-II DD format floppy, or if
I have the software required to do so.
> Does anyone have a spare 8in drive gathering dust in a corner somewhere?
Sorry, I don't have a spare 8 inch floppy drive.
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