Creative Retrocomputing Use for 386s and 486s

From: Aaron Christopher Finney <>
Date: Sat Apr 11 01:35:47 1998

On Fri, 10 Apr 1998, Uncle Roger wrote:

> I know it's been done for 8-bit Atari's. (I've seen a 1200xl with built-in
> hard-drive, using a pentium with big HD and CD as a peripheral...)

It's called an SIO2PC cable, which is a single interface built around a
1489 quad-line receiver. There are a couple of dos-based host programs,
my favourite being APE, which lets you use your PC as up to 8 drives, an
850 interface, and a printer interface. Great stuff, and it's really
saved my 8-bits from the garage.

Received on Sat Apr 11 1998 - 01:35:47 BST

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