Shugart 460VR / SA460 docs?
glen.slick at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 11:30:44 CDT 2007
On 4/29/07, Dave Dunfield <dave06a at dunfield.com> wrote:
> I don't know what the "VR" means, but an SA460 is a 80 track (96tpi)
> drive - you won't be able to replace it with a PC 48 tpi drive (normally
> a SA-450 or TM-100-2) - you will need something like an SA-450 or a
> TM-100-4 (both full height), or Teac FD-55F (1/2 height).
> These drives can be tougher to find than 48 tpi drives - If you don't
> turn one up you can modify many PC/AT HD drives to opperate as an 80
> track DD drive - you need to switch the speed to 300rpm (I've got info
> on my site about doing this), and make sure the density select is tied
> off for "low density".
Next time I'm at one of the local PC recycle stores I'll see if I can
pickup up some cheap 1.2MB drives and try the 360->300 conversion.
That's probably easier than trying to find good working FH or HH 720KB
5.25 drives without paying too much.
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