DSD-440 and/or drive recommendation for PDP-8

Vintage Computer Festival vcf at siconic.com
Mon Jun 20 15:41:54 CDT 2005

On Sun, 19 Jun 2005, Joe R. wrote:

>     I'm looking for a drive for my PDP-8 but I don't want something the
> weight and size of a RK-05. I also have several DSD-440 drives available to
> me.  Does anyone know if these can be used on the PDP-8 or have any
> experience with them? Does anyone know what kind of controller they need
> when used in the 8?  Or does anyone have a suggestion about what other
> drive can be used with the -8?  I realize that the DSD-440 or other drive
> may not be original for the -8 but I just don't want to deal with something
> the size, weight and unreliability of a RK-05.

The DSD-440 manual mentions a controller for the PDP-8, so it can
definitely be used with one, if you find the controller ;)


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