DEC Pro hard drive formatter
bdweb at mindspring.com
Thu Jan 14 14:24:49 CST 2021
I've successfully used a DREM-2 (https://www.drem.info/) with my Pro 380
for both floppy and hard disk emulation.
On 1/14/2021 2:14 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> On 1/14/21 1:52 PM, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
>>> On Jan 14, 2021, at 1:42 PM, Chris Zach <cz at alembic.crystel.com> wrote:
>>> Is there a hardware emulator that can emulate RX50's from images to
>>> a Pro? Been wondering that...
>> Perhaps David Gesswein's MFM emulator could be modified to do that.
>> You might ask him. I don't think it does so out of the box, though.
>> The signal frequencies are much lower than those of hard drives.
>> Some others make products that claim to offer the capability,
>> https://www.drem.info is one (mentioned by David) and I also found
>> this https://www.shopfloorautomations.com/hardware/floppy-connect/ .
>> I know nothing about either. Standard PC floppy formats use 9
>> sectors per track but normal drives can handle 10-sector DEC formats
>> too. If the emulators are done right they should handle that as
>> well, but of course you'd have to confirm that.
> What about the GOTEK with modified firmware that they are talking
> about in other groups?
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