ISA ( PC ) 8" floppy disk CONTROLLER ???
cclist at sydex.com
Wed Feb 4 16:50:48 CST 2015
According to my documentation, there are two programmable signals
brought out on the 34-pin headers as well as the 37 pin D-sub.
Pin 2 on the 34-pin is connected to pin 3 (note D-sub numbering
conventions as contrasted with 0.10" header conventions) on the DC37
connector. Pin 6 on the 34-pin header is connected to pin 5 on the DC37.
2 is specified as "Mode 1", which is normally used as a density-select
on 5.25" drives, but is used as a RWC signal on 8" drives. Pin 6 is
specified as "Mode 2", which is NC on the 8-inch cabling. Normally, pin
6 is used to control 2.88M or 3-mode drives.
On 02/04/2015 01:45 PM, Mike Stein wrote:
> Is TG43 available on both the internal 34-pin and the external DC(DB)-37
> connector on the CompatiCard? Some old posts suggest that it's only
> output externally, but the CC manual seems to treat both internal and
> external connections to an 8" drive equally valid.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
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> Subject: Re: ISA ( PC ) 8" floppy disk CONTROLLER ???
>> TG43 is also sometimes called "RWC" for reduced write current. On
>> many later 8" drives, this is a NC.
>> On 02/04/2015 10:58 AM, Ali wrote:
>>>>> So are you saying that with a CC IV you don't need the DBIT adapter,
>>>>> for writing, and just need the 34pin to 50pin converter?
>>>> Yup. The wiring of the 34-to-50 position connector is also documented
>>>> in the CC manual.
>>> I've seen the wiring info in the manual and I just looked through the
>>> version of the manual I have. I could not find any mention of TG43 in my
>>> quick look through. Do you by any chance know where the info is? Thanks.
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