Rob Jarratt robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Sat Jan 27 14:23:57 CST 2018

A 380Z, nice! I used to use those when I was at University. My final year project used one connected to a research machine called MU6-G for diagnostics. All the registers in the machine were connected up as one enormous shift register, so you could get and set any register in the machine from the 380Z. I wrote a program to do simple diagnostics on the machine. It was a lot of fun.

They don’t come up very often and go for more money than I can justify.



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> Graham via cctalk
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> Subject: TESTFDC
> I’d like to thank whoever it was who added the Abit K8V Pro/Winbond
> W83627HF with its test results to the TESTFDC page for writing SSSD disks. I’ve
> been trying to get a similar setup going for a fortnight now and last week found
> this motherboard on e*ay for Not Many UK Pounds. Coupled with a scrap
> Athlon64 system from work and a scratched Windows98 CD I eventually got it
> going earlier and can now read/write single density floppies meaning I can
> archive the disks I got with my Research Machines 380Z :D
> Typical of my luck a contact has also found an Adaptec 1522A that he’ll
> hopefully send me too, then I’m covered for all eventualities.
> Now where did I put that 8” drive...
>> Adrian/Witchy
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