[vcf-midatlantic] Wanted: MFM hard drive

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Fri Jan 11 19:01:39 EST 2019

On Fri, 11 Jan 2019, David Gesswein via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> 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
> drives.

    This is for a Tandy 6000 that I'm donating to the LSSM.  I have a ST-4096 
that I believe is still working, but it requires a cable pin to be masked off 
because of the 8-head limitation (the 4096 has 9 heads) and I'm reluctant to 
install it it.

    I'll format whichever drive I install and load up Xenix 3.2.

Mike Loewen				mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
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