Machine Independent Storage Idea...
cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Dec 6 19:36:02 CST 2006
> > Is it better to store undecoded data streams (like a Catweasel) or
> > the decoded data? My inclination is to deal with raw track data
> > without attempting to interpret it. Requires quite a bit more memory
> > to store data, but has fewer limitations.
> Yeah I guess one way is the "embedded systems" approach and the other
> is a desktop approach. For archival purpose I think your idea is
> better. For daily use (the SVD is a "peripheral" that travels between
> machines) I think the decoded data is probably better.
Ah, we've been here before.
For a "universal disk storage" device or format, you need to have the
capability of three different levels
3) flux transition
+ software to convert both ways between all three
#3, flux transition ideally calls for the device to have an SA800/SA400
interface, and would not require any additional software on the machine.
Since conversion between USB interface and memory cards is readily
available, either would do. But, howzbout RS232 and/or "centronics"
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