Universal Floppy reader, was : Re: Extracting CDOS and CP/M) files
emu at e-bbes.com
Fri Oct 12 13:18:50 CDT 2007
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 12 Oct 2007 at 13:41, M H Stein wrote:
> At the expense of crossing over into Tony's territory, it was easier
> to make a simple WD1770 circuit on a Peecee ISA prototype board. The
> software to interface to it is almost trivial.
I was wondering about it for a while already.
Why not just take any of the old FDCs, put it with an 8051 on a board.
Make the software open source, transfer the files via V24 (or for the
weird ones, use USB). No PCI, no PC ISA, just a plain cheap board, which
is even usable with old Mac/Vaxes/whatever ...
Compilers for the 8051 is on sourceforge (sdcc).
So it should be cheap, and should also work for a while.
Am I really missing something ?
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