Flex Disc options for the HP 9825

Chris Hanson cmhanson at eschatologist.net
Tue Jul 19 00:29:27 CDT 2016

On Jul 18, 2016, at 10:06 PM, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> Probably a question for Tony's encyclopedic knowledge. I just
>> scored two HP 9825, one a later "T" option and one "B" version 
>> with all the fixings (i.e ROM packs). They both seem to work
>> save the usual tape drive which I have not gotten to yet. Both
>> have the flexible disc ROM. What kind of discs can I hook up?
> Which flexible disk ROM? There are 2. The older one, AFAIK 
> supports the HP9885 8" drive which has a 16 bit parallel interface
> and needs the right version of the 98032 to hook it up. The later
> disk ROM supports the HP9895 on HPIB.

I didn't look at the back to see what interface it has, but there was an HP 9885M that looked pretty decent at Weird Stuff on Sunday ($75).

It was atop an HP 9000/236 ($150).

There were a couple other HP PA-RISC systems there, as well as a couple IBM RS/6000 desktops and what looked like a PS/2 Model 80, an Epson of some sort, and a Panasonic Sr. Partner.

And a nice looking Macintosh LC III for which they were asking too much, though I still considered it seriously since it was an LC III with an included 10Base-T card…

  -- Chris

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