MFM floppy and HD emulator DREM

Jason Howe jason at
Mon Oct 17 12:42:14 CDT 2016

On Mon, 17 Oct 2016, geneb wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Oct 2016, Peter Cetinski wrote:
>>> On Oct 17, 2016, at 11:58 AM, emanuel stiebler <emu at> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> anybody has any experience with that:
> The device may be great, but their website is a script-laden dumpster fire. 
> According to Lynx it has no non-script text to even render. Firefox with 
> NoScript enabled renders a blank page as well.
I noticed that too, I keep a copy of Chrome around for just such horrid 
sites.  There's really no reason for it.

Regardless, this looks pretty exciting to me, as I get ready to repair the 
board on my ST251-1, I wonder how much longer the old drive can 
realistically last.

I wonder if they can put a small speaker on the board to emulate the 
sounds of an ST251, because damn, this drive sure does like to talk to 
you.  Much like an AirCooled Volkswagen, the first time you use it, you 
think it's going to blow up, then the crazy noises become the thing that 
let you know everything is working as it should....but I digress.

Agree it's a little pricey, but, in the end almost certainly worth it. 
I spent far more on my first 20GB 7200RPM IDE Drive.  Also, have you 
priced a NOS MFM hard drive lately?  Can you find one?  There's joy in 
keeping all the original stuff running, but at some point that becomes 
unfeasable -- we're not there yet, but in 10 or 15 years this may prove to 
have been a good investment.


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