From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Fri Jan 25 08:09:31 2002


At 11:20 PM 1/24/02 -0500, you wrote:
> Hi folks. I unearthed an HP87XM from my storage area and have been
>thinking of firing it up as a little diversion. Can anyone point me
>toward any programming reference info?

    Try www.ebbsoft.com

> Also...what are my mass storage options on this machine? It's got
>an HP-IB interface, and I've seen lots of HP-IB drives over the
>years...but what were commonly sold with this machine?

    Commonly used a 82901/82902 5 1/4" floppy drive but a 9121 3.5" works
and is much faster (Hint: you HAVE to use 720k disks in the 91xx drives, a
1.44 disks will not work). I MAY support the 9122, I'm not sure. I think
it will support the 9153 hard dive. It will also support the 9895 8" floppy
drive. The 87 XM is a fine machine, and was the top of the line for the HP
85 series.

> Thanks,
> -Dave
>Dave McGuire
>St. Petersburg, FL "Less talk. More synthohol." --Lt. Worf
Received on Fri Jan 25 2002 - 08:09:31 GMT

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