formatting MFM drives on a IBM PC

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Sep 29 10:29:17 CDT 2017


On 09/29/2017 06:07 AM, Paul Koning wrote:

> There are chips that convert between serial and parallel ATA; one of
> those could perhaps be used.  I'm more used to applying them for
> attaching a serial ATA controller to a parallel ATA drive, but
> possibly they might work in the other direction as well.  Not clear
> if they are still common products, given that parallel ATA is pretty
> old, but they may still be available.

Oh, I've got a pile of such converters--workability is variable.

What I was saying is that I've never seen an ISA interface card to a
SATA drive.  Have you?

--Chuck


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