Central Point Option floppy controller

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Wed Sep 15 15:42:29 1999

On Wed, 15 Sep 1999 allisonp_at_world.std.com wrote:

> > I have one of these. Does anyone know how it's hooked up?
> > Anybody got the S/W for this thing? Supposedly, you can
> > write any format on the planet with this thing. I've
> Nope, only softsector formats that used standard address marks. That
> leaves out apple, some CBM, Most heath H89 and all northstar systems
> at least.

The last version - to my knowledge - the Deluxe Option Card claimed that
it can copy the following "three basic types:
        MFM example: IBM PX, Kaypro, Amiga
         FM example: Atari
        GCR example: Apple, Macintosh, Commodore

...The TC software may not be able to copy all protected Apple and
Atari disks, however. It also can't copy the back side of "flippy"
diskettes. It should be noted that not all IBM drives are capable of
reliably reading and writing GCR formats (Apple disks)."

                                                 - don
> > heard that it won't run i faster, newer machines. Does
> > anyone know what the limitations are?
> The board is slow, make sure the ISA bus transactions are set up to not
> exceed 8mhz and also there should be IO waits. Bet best is to find and
> use an old 386 or 486.
> Allison
Received on Wed Sep 15 1999 - 15:42:29 BST

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