Looking for a ST419
chrise at pobox.com
Thu Oct 30 10:45:17 CDT 2008
Did these MFM interfaces and associated controllers ever expect to write
individual sectors on a track? or was the entire track always written
I realize that the operating system had individual sector write-ability
but was that accomplished by read-modify-write of that individual sector
in a controller buffer and then the entire track rewritten? or did the
controller sync to the beginning of the specific sector and write it
I'm still dreaming about a way to emulate these drives with modern
hardware and I know that has been hashed over a lot over the years...
but I have no interest directly mapping an old drive to a new one.
I'd be happy with emulating the old drive in a file (image) on a new
drive or say, compact flash or other non-rotating media.
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