2.88 MB floppy drive, scsi?

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Wed Oct 10 14:17:09 2001

On Oct 10, 14:18, Roger Merchberger wrote:
> 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.
> >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
> is really quite compatible -- when my floppy drive died on my
> 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.

Possibly not. I have a DEC one that certainly does, but it's much larger
than the TEAC ones, which fit under the drive in a small frame the same
form factor as the drive. They're so small and thin that at first glance
you might not notice there's an "extra bit".

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Wed Oct 10 2001 - 14:17:09 BST

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