Interest in Teac FD235J drives and FC-1 boards?

Fred Cisin cisin at
Tue Jan 23 22:14:28 CST 2018

> On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 6:36 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk
> <cctalk at> wrote:
>> I've got a fellow with a stock of Teac FD235J (2.88) drives and about a
>> dozen bare Teac FC-1 SCSI boards.
On Tue, 23 Jan 2018, Jason T via cctalk wrote:
> I'm interested, if the drives can be used for imaging 2.88 media (a la
> IBM, etc).  Probably not so much the SCSI boards - the drives seem to
> have regular 34-pin interfaces, if I'm looking at the right photos.

Be aware that you will also need a different controller, or some minor 

PC controllers normally support 250,000 bits per second ("360K", "720K"),
and 500,000 bits per second ("1.2M, "1.4M")
SOMETIMES 125,000 bits per second for 5.25" SD/FM.

2.8M runs at 1,000,000 bits per second.

Such controllers exist, but are not very common.

Can Catweasel/kryoflux handle that data transfer rate?

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