Disk imaging with IMD - question

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Aug 9 16:16:40 CDT 2017


On 08/09/2017 01:47 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:

> That is SO compatible with the NEC 765 chips that I'm going to CALL it
> an NEC chip.
> I wonder if has the same "flash-blind" behavior following index?
> I'll go out on a limb saying that I think that it will NOT give you any
> chaange from using an NEC chip made by NEC or generic chinese, so long
> as they pass Dave's TESTFDC program(s)

The DP8473 is a classic example of a better-than-NEC controller.  It'll
even handle 128-byte MFM sectors, something the 765 fails miserably on.

Handy for those old 30-sector Superbrain 5.25" floppies...

--Chuck



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