2.88 MB floppy drive, scsi?

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Wed Oct 10 13:18:17 2001

Rumor has it that Pete Turnbull may have mentioned these words:

>Teac made SCSI floppies which were used by SGI and others; one of my
>Indigos has one, and a couple of friends have them too. The floppy is a
>more-or-less standard FD-235, except that most have a motorised eject. The
>SCSI card is an add-on, albeit a very compact one.
>If you don't want the SCSI cards, I can use them :-)

VAXStations use them, too -- it's basically a SCSI to MFM bridgeboard that
is really quite compatible -- when my floppy drive died on my SCSI-enabled
PeeCee, I snagged my spare VAX bridgeboard w/1.44 floppy, set the SCSI ID &
slid it onto the chain... worked flawlessly.

I doubt the bridgeboard would work for a 2.88Meg floppy, tho -- dunno if
the "BIOS" (for lack of a better term) supports that density as it didn't
exist until well after the board was built.

I wouldn't mind having a spare, either -- they're tough to find...

Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Received on Wed Oct 10 2001 - 13:18:17 BST

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