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

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 16:47:52 UTC 2022

Yeah- for some reason decromaner has all the good SEO magic cause it kept popping to the top when i searched 'mfm pdp drive emulator' - but then I saw that he is linking back to your site and so I figured I just post that link.


> On Mar 24, 2022, at 8:12 PM, David Gesswein via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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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