[vcf-midatlantic] Shugart SA800-2 drives

Glenn Roberts glenn.f.roberts at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 09:32:23 UTC 2022


Beautiful! The wood side panels on the Sol were always such a nice touch.

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> On Mar 28, 2022, at 12:24 AM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
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> On Sat, 26 Mar 2022, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
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>> On Wed, 23 Mar 2022, Jonathan Chapman wrote:
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>>>> 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.  :-)
>> 
>> http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/S100/drives.html
> 
>   And finally, the drives are connected to the Sol with the Micromation Doubler installed, running a 48K CP/M 2.2!
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> http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/S100/Sol20/SolCPM-2.jpg
> 
>   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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