[vcf-midatlantic] Looking for a Kalok IDE drive

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 07:43:21 EST 2019

I'm using Dr. Schaeffer's IDEFile:

So I would need a 16 bit ATA drive. As far as sound, I was looking for
something with an audible seek, but quiet spindle. The Lisa's original
Widget drive has a rather unique sound, and I want to capture some of that
uniqueness with the IDEfile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ADMHAdSNpM

In one of my IDEFiles I have a ~200 mb Quantum drive. It makes some nice
unique sounds, but is developing stiction issues.


On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 11:22 AM Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> "Why??? I’m looking for something to use with an IDE adapter on my Lisa,
> and [I] want it to sound interesting."
> It's a little amusing, to ask for hard drives based on acoustics. I'm an
> old person from a different time; I guess it's a thing now. (Yes, I know
> there's videos of stacks of drives playing tunes, thank you.) When drive
> stepping was noisier, it was a diagnostic, more convenient than a
> blinking "drive activity" LED.
> I'm guessing, the Lisa may not accept any ancient IDE hard-drive. I know
> that some really old IDE hard drives have "the wrong" IDE interface (8
> bit data and not standard 16 bit data). Is there a list of IDE hard
> drive brand/models the Lisa could reasonably use?
> So - is there really a demand for "acoustic" IDE hard drives? Also, with
> a sound like a winding up jet engine as they start up? I can dig up some
> of these. No warranties.
> Herb
> --
> Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
> http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net

Jason Perkins
313 355 0085

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