8-inch drive substitutes

Nico de Jong nico at farumdata.dk
Fri Oct 20 14:13:29 CDT 2006


From: "David Griffith"
Subject: 8-inch drive substitutes
> I recently sold a Qumetrak 842 8-inch floppy drive to a fellow who's
> restoring a CMI vintage synthesizer.  He says that this particular model
> is what the synth uses.  Can anyone think of a reason why he couldn't use
> some other model of drive as long as it's capable of reading DSDD media?
>
I've seen at least 3 different power connectors, so that could be a reason.
Maybe his drive uses voltages different from +5 and +24. I've also seen some
differences with regard to the position of the mounting holes. And then we
have of course half vs. full height.

Nico




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