Interest in Teac FD235J drives and FC-1 boards?

Fred Cisin cisin at
Tue Jan 23 22:45:19 CST 2018

>> 2.8M runs at 1,000,000 bits per second.
>> Such controllers exist, but are not very common.

On Tue, 23 Jan 2018, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> Fred.  They've been fairly common since the 496 days (I've got several
> machines with the controllers on them, including a 486 VLB system).

They almost started to catch on, particularly in some PS/2.
I had one with a MicroSolutions "Backpack" parallel port interface.

> They kind of died out during the P2-P3 days and I don't know if I've got
> a P4 system with that capability.
> Of course, the media is darned near unobtainium, so the question is
> somewhat moot.
> But the drives themselves usually have more configurability than the
> usual FD235HF drives.

For the sake of "completeness", and maybe for NeXT disks, they would be

And it is a versatile drive for 1.4M

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