DEC Pro hard drive formatter
cz at alembic.crystel.com
Thu Jan 14 14:53:23 CST 2021
Cool! I just bought one of the G thingies ($30 on Amazon), will try
loading up the modified firmware and see if it works. Just easier than
making an endless pile of floppies I will only use once or twice (I
already have the whole POS 2.0 set).
So does a 380 support programs in split I/D? If not I need to start
hacking it to do so as 64k limits are for the birds....
On 1/14/2021 3:24 PM, Bjoren Davis via cctalk wrote:
> 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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