These darned old computers

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Mon Aug 26 13:01:00 2002

Rumor has it that Lawrence Walker may have mentioned these words:
> In referring to the "360k" do you mean the model (RS 25-1060) that shipped
>IIRC for the 1000HX ( ?) ? I just checked my COCO M.502 drive and the edge
>connector is slightly different. It would be nice to have a useable 2nd drive
>for my CoCos.


The case itself is not compatible with the CoCos, as the ribbon cable has
extra connectors for powering the drive... If you take the drive out of the
case, it'll be the standard connectors (except maybe power - just hack in a
standard "big plug" if necessary) and you can use the drive no problem with
your CoCos.

With OS-9, you'll just need to sysgen a new boot floppy with the 360K DSDD
60Hz /d1 driver; with RS-DOS you'll need to patch the ROMs, then reburn if
you want the changes permenant. Beware: The RS-DOS ROMS assume that both
drives are the same size, so only do the mods if you have 2 360K drives!

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

Roger "Merch" Merchberger -- sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
What do you do when Life gives you lemons,
and you don't *like* lemonade?????????????
Received on Mon Aug 26 2002 - 13:01:00 BST

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