[vcf-midatlantic] Help IDing card
mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Mar 20 20:27:03 EDT 2017
This is a real, standard Western Digital controller. A fairly
high-end one at that. Not a clone. Manuals for nearly all of these
models are out there.
On 03/20/2017 08:07 PM, Support via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> From what I remember back in those days - these Controllers changed almost
> weekly. It was a really crazy time with all the clone hardware. Every
> corner Tech Shop sold these Controllers, and who knows where they got them
> from. It was really the Wild West once the Clones took over (1989-90), and
> lasted most of that whole decade really.
> I would be really surprised if you find an actual manual. Most of the
> times my dealer would give me a photocopy page if there was even anything.
> The more 'standard' or mass produced Controllers came in boxes... but also
> cost 2-3x as much. If I had to guess it's MFM over RLL since RLL was much
> more rare. Shouldn't hurt to test on either drive - assuming you can find
> any that are still working.
> Anyway, good luck.
> Henry S. Courbis
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> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 7:27 PM, Christopher Blackmon via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Christopher Blackmon <ckblackm at yahoo.com>
>> To: Tony Bogan <thebogans at mac.com>
>> Cc: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org>
>> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:27:14 +0000 (UTC)
>> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Help IDing card
>> I put 3 pictures at this location.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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