Interest in Teac FD235J drives and FC-1 boards?

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Wed Jan 24 07:48:40 CST 2018

I wouldn't mind a couple of  FC-1 but I bet the price would be much more
than I can afford.


From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> on behalf of Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:00 AM
To: Fred Cisin via cctalk
Subject: Re: Interest in Teac FD235J drives and FC-1 boards?

On 01/23/2018 09:27 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:

> Being part of the problem, . . . I was very happy in 1991, to finally
> find Windoze 3.0 and 3.1 on CD-ROM, to stop juggling several dozen
> installation floppies.

The last-gasp installation floppies--Microsoft 21-sector DMF
distribution (or IBM bizarre XDF 8192+2048+1024+512) floppies for OS/2).
 In the end, I don't think 2.88M distribution would have helped.
Software was growing too fast.

I did encounter people saying that they had great results using HD media
as ED in some host-sense IBM drives.   I told them to check back with me
in a couple of years as to the readability of those disks.

I've still got one of the 20MB Brier floppy drives, though heaven knows

It's funny--I routinely get HD 5.25" disks written on old DD CP/M
machines that read just fine, by and large.  And lots of WP 3.5"
floppies (240K FM) written on HD media and never had run across one that
couldn't be read.

But ED on HD media seems like more of a hope than reality to me.


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