Central Point Option floppy controller

From: Arlen Michaels <amichael_at_nortelnetworks.com>
Date: Thu Sep 16 08:43:40 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com> wrote about the Central Point cards:
> > First off, it is not a controller, per se, but rather a bridge adapter
> > that goes between the ISA FDC and the floppy drive and enhances the
> FDC's
> > native capabilities.
Along similar lines, can anyone explain how to use a Manzana Mux Card? I
picked one up recently, recalling it was supposed to let you expand the
number of pc internal floppies from two to four. If I'm not mistaken, it
installs as a bridge card (like the Central Point Option card) between the
standard controller and the drives.

Does anyone know how to configure it? It's got 3 jumper block areas. It
looks like one sets up the port address, but the others are a mystery. Also
I'm wondering if it needs a special software driver or something.

Now, the bonus question: can the Manzana card be used in combination with
the Central Point card to build a multi-format universal copy machine with a
wild mix of drive types? What would the bridge cabling sequence be in this

Arlen Michaels     amichael_at_nortelnetworks.com
Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Canada
Received on Thu Sep 16 1999 - 08:43:40 BST

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