WTD: 8-inch floppy drive

Tom a50mhzham at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 16:34:25 CST 2011


I have a Shugart 801 FDD I've been trying to sell.  Yours 
for  reasonable offer, plus shipping.  Condition: Working when 
removed from my external box I built for my LSI-11. The motor is 115 
volts, 60 cycles. Number of boards/components missing: None.



At 06:20 AM 3/1/2011, you wrote:
>Hi guys,
>
>I'm trying to track down an 8-inch floppy drive to read an Intel MDS 
>M2FM disc I've been sent for adding to the DiscFerret decoder 
>engine. Specifically: it's an ISIS boot floppy, in SS/DD format.
>
>Does anyone have a spare 8in drive gathering dust in a corner 
>somewhere? Based on the prices on Greed-Bay, I get the impression 
>most of the sellers have been engaging in some form of abuse of 
>illicit substances.... I mean, seriously, $700 for a Shugart 801, 
>"untested" (which would seem to be a synonym for "I know it's broken 
>but I sure as hell won't admit it!") and missing the head-amp / 
>motor control PCB?
>
>Thanks,
>--
>Phil.
>classiccmp at philpem.me.uk
>http://www.philpem.me.uk/




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