Looking for TK50 tapes & RX50 disks...
ethan.dicks at usap.gov
Tue Feb 5 20:59:27 CST 2008
On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:51:31AM -0800, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> True, but they lack a certain "style". Call me crazy, but I rate the
> RX50 up there with something like my SGI O2 when it comes to "style".
> Granted all that style comes at a price, and in the case of an RX50,
> that is a less reliable piece of hardware, but since I don't normally
> use the floppy drive on my PDP-11 anyway... :^)
I remember seeing my first RX50 around 1984 or so (probably in a
Rainbow), and its style really did stand out. It's a shame that
it was all flash and no substance. At the time, however, 400KB
on a SS floppy was a shock to me - I was storing ~170K on C-64
floppies back then.
> Besides I don't have a real RX33 or the hardware to put it in place.
> If I did, I'd probably have it installed in my "souped up" /73.
As I just posted, it's a Teac FD55GFR with RQDX3-friendly settings for
motor start, etc. I don't have a filler plate on mine, but the drive
itself mounts to the same sleds as the RX50 or RD5x or TK50, etc. If
you mean your Qbus PDP-11 isn't in a BA23 or doesn't have an RQDX3,
then I misunderstood.
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