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Mon Nov 10 16:00:54 CST 2008
On 10 Nov 2008 at 16:16, William Donzelli wrote:
> > There's a seller who's selling the 2.8" Smith-Corona-labeled DataDisk
> > for about $10 the each new. Drives? Probably cheapest to find a
> > Smith-Corona PWP with one and scavenge it from there. Bare drives
> > seem to command an obscene premium as they're used in some old Roland
> > synths.
> Do you know which ones used QuickDisks? The ones I have or have seen
> use 3.5 inch disks.
(Fibber Magee goes to his closet)
I've got a PWP-5G portable here that uses them, and my notes say that
the PWP-1000, 2000, 90 and 3 used them also. Other than the 5G in my
hot little hands, the list is by no means complete nor authoritative.
A single track recorded as a spiral; the drive positioner works off
of a grooved disc-with-follower driven from the spindle motor through
a clutch. Auto-completes and returns to the beginning of the track
as part of the cycle. Very, very simple. If you wanted to emulate
it in software, it'd be very easy as the datarate isn't particularly
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