[vcf-midatlantic] Will anybody be bringing hard disk imaging equipment this weekend?

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Fri Mar 25 00:12:26 UTC 2022

On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 03:38:38PM -0400, Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> https://decromancer.ooo/mfm-emulator/

I'd recommend http://www.pdp8online.com/mfm/ but am a little biased :-).

If you have it functional in a machine then methods such as Degnan suggested
will work. Others are more familiar with these method.

The MFM emulator can archive the drive independent of any host computer and
I have developed some methods that can recover disks the host controller
would just give read errors on. I need to get my VCF exhibit ready so won't
be making the next workshop. I can bring mfm board to one later in the year.
Late in the day at VCF east can get slow so might be able to try a quick
read try then if your are in a hurry. MFM drives are developing a number of
faults so may need more effort than time permits to get the drive functional. 
Let me know if you wish me to bring stuff to VCF east.

> -andy
> > and a PC-XT MFM hard
> > drive that I want to image.  For the MFM, I don't even know where to
> > begin.
> > 

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