[vcf-midatlantic] 11/9 & 11/10 Workshop

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Thu Nov 14 20:04:33 EST 2019

On Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 01:26:20AM -0500, Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I'm happy to read about this.  I have a 3B1 myself and the bearings on
> the hard drive are failing loudly.  I happen to have a WD2010
> controller chip for the easy upgrade, and I've thought about looking
> into the PAL/board mod to add an extra head.  There's little point to
> the mods then trying to find a working MFM drive over 70MB but with an
> MFM drive emulator, size is arbitrary and might as well be large
> enough to do more than hold the full OS and a few local files.

VCF machine was still 60% free with what I got on so far so should have
enough space to put on a reasonable amount of additional software.

My wifes 3B1 from when she was really using it has around 5% free with
the 67 meg drive so it was tight for real work.

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