[vcf-midatlantic] Shugart SA800-2 drives
mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Mon Mar 28 04:24:22 UTC 2022
On Sat, 26 Mar 2022, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2022, Jonathan Chapman wrote:
>>> Would you believe dirty phototransistors?
>> That'd do it! I've had them fail, especially in Siemens 8" drives. I've
>> also had them be too far out of alignment to be reliable. Joys of old
>> machines, right? :P
> Both drives are now formatting, reading and writing! The next step is to
> connect them to my Sol 20 with a Micromation Doubler FDC. The two wood-sided
> units were made for each other. :-)
And finally, the drives are connected to the Sol with the Micromation
Doubler installed, running a 48K CP/M 2.2!
The system will be part of my VCF East exhibit.
Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Old Technology http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/
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