WTB: TRS-80 8" floppies

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Fri Aug 9 19:31:00 2002

On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, Tarsi wrote:
> I need boot and application software on 8" floppies for TRS-80 machines,
> models II, III, and IV. I have nothing right now.
> Contact me off-list if you can make me disks, let me know how much you would
> like for them.

The models 2, 12 and 16 used 8" disks.
In additon to Model 2 TRS-DOS (no relationship to TRS-DOS other than
name), there were half a dozen mutually incompatible CP/M conversions for
them, including Lifeboat, Pickles and Trout, etc.

Models 1, 3, and 4 used 5.25".

To use 8" with model 1, 3, or 4 requires aftermarket modifications.

For the model 1, there were the Omicron, Parasitic Engineering, and Lobo
expansion interfaces. Each had a mutually incompatible disk format, other
than 8"SSSD CP/M.

8" for the 3 and 4 was VERY scarce, and GOOD LUCK finding one of THOSE
disk controllers!
Received on Fri Aug 09 2002 - 19:31:00 BST

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