Yay, now I need some Osborne boot media!

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon Nov 24 11:07:48 CST 2014

On Mon, 24 Nov 2014, Jules Richardson wrote:
> They probably are; it seemed weird that Osborne went with the non-standard
> drives for the Osborne 1 - I'm not sure what the benefit was supposed to
> be. Sure, they probably saved a buck on a power harness, but I don't know
> if that negates the hassle of getting custom drive units made.

We should ask Lee!
Perhaps it was to save money?
Or some plans for later expansion?

At the time, Apple had been using their own boards on SA390 drives (an
SA400, without the board)

> Well if it comes to it I'm sure we can figure out something when the OCC1 I
> have finds its way to you. But I expect that the Vixen uses DD by default
> though, doesn't it? In which case - if the Vixen drives aren't anything
> weird - you should be able to hook one up to a PC and write some media; any
> old PC FDC should handle it.
[with appropriate software]

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at xenosoft.com

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