[vcf-midatlantic] Wanted: MFM hard drive

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Fri Jan 11 10:10:01 EST 2019

On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 09:51:14AM -0500, andy diller via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I thought you have to get a paired Drive / Controller... I could be mistaken- but i thought you can just swap the drives around between controllers...

The paired is only if you want to recover the original contents of the drive.
If you are going to low level format they are reasonable interchangeable.
Some systems only can format disks to certain known sizes but larger
disks may be useable at reduced capacity. Some systems the low level format
programs aren't available.  Other systems only want to work with specific 

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