Using a large MFM drive on a WD1000 controller
cclist at sydex.com
Sun Nov 27 18:17:59 CST 2005
I've got an Atasi 1224 cylinder 16 head MFM drive that I want to use with a
WD1000 disk controller. It will be the only drive attached to the
Pin 2 of the control connector on the WD1000 is RWC/, whereas the same pin
on the Atasi is HS8/. So, I'll have to isolate that connector, but even
so, since the WD can only address 8 heads, I'm stuck with around 70MB of
storage out of a much larger drive.
Has anyone in the same situation simply tried driving HS8/ off of DSEL2/
(pin 28) and jumpering DSEL1/ permanently TRUE? This should give me 2
drives of 1024 cylinders / 8 heads each.
Am I thinking straight here?
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