Epson QX-10, CP/M

From: PG Manney <>
Date: Thu Jul 23 18:58:14 1998

I have a customer (Yes, Virginia, I have two customers) who has an Epson
QX-10 running CP/M.

His (external) hard disk is reporting bad sectors; he wishes to switch to an
ST-506/412 Vertex 185, which I think is 20 MB.

I would like to test the Vertex 185 under Spinrite (MS-DOS) and expand the
bad track table, if Spinrite discovers more problems.

I have questions --

Will the bad track information carry over under CP/M, and will its format
utility see the MS-DOS info? Otherwise, should we just make a list and enter

Is there a low-level format utility in CP/M? Is it necessary, as under

What is the QX-10 controller card going to think of a different hard drive?
Will it try to run the new drive as a 10 MB?

Received on Thu Jul 23 1998 - 18:58:14 BST

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