WTD: 8-inch floppy drive
snhirsch at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 20:24:46 CST 2011
On Tue, 1 Mar 2011, Philip Pemberton 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?
Keep an eagle-eye on eBay. In the past few years I've picked up a number
of them, including three brand-new 1/2-ht Panasonic DC units. Not
everyone picks usurious price-points.
They do come along now and then.
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