Getting started with HP9000/200

Anna & Peter Walker walkerpa at
Mon Sep 25 17:00:02 CDT 2006


> How much memory? My 9817 has 2 megabytes.

Should be ample.

> Of course the drive unit in the 9154 is very much HP custom, with a
> _strange_ interface (parallel 8 bit data bus for head
> positioning/control, and then the raw data lines for read/write). So no
> real chance of using something else there.
> How useful is a hard drive? I know the previous owner of my 9817 ran it
> from a 9122 floppy drive only.

Convenience, I suppose, to eliminate disk swapping / floppy drive wear /
grease problem.  My 9153 continues to function, and I am religious about
cleaning the floppy drive.  And using new or newish floppy disks.

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