HP 9133H Configuration switch?

From: Wayne M. Smith <wmsmith_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sun Jul 14 00:55:01 2002

> Anyone know what the 10 position Configuration switch does on the back
of an
> HP 9133H drive unit? I tried some google searching for info on this
> unit and didn't come up with much.
> I just picked up one of these drive units at a surplus store and
hooked it
> up to my HP Integral PC. It looks like it shows up as 9 different
> where D001 is the floppy and D000, D100, ..., D700 are 8 disk
> Can you configure the drive so that it shows up as fewer and larger
> partitions?
> -Glen
I have the manual for this drive. Regarding the settings, for running
Series 200 BASIC it advises to set the address between 0 to 7, and then
to set the config switch based on the partition size you want. The
settings are as follows:

Setting No. of Vols. Size of
Bytes/Sect. 1024 Bytes/Sect.
0 One 19.92MB/Vol.
1 One 19.92MB/Vol.
2 Two 9.92MB/Vol.
3 Three 6.61MB/Vol.
4 Four 4.94MB/Vol.
5 Five 3.93 "
4.34 "
6 Six 3.27 "
3.61 "
7 Seven 2.81 "
3.09 "
8 Eight 2.45 "
2.69 "
9 One 19.92 "
23.33 "

The setup portion, which assumes you have an unformatted drive and seems
to have been written with the HP Touchscreen in mind, says to set the
address at 9 and the configuration switch at zero. To configure the
drive it says to boot the 9133, put the System Master Disk in the
floppy, boot the PC, select "EASY CONFIG," select "Start Applic," select
"Disc Drives," select "Next Step," select 9133D/H, select "Main Screen"
and select "Exit Config."

To format, the manual says to insert the master disk, select "Reread
Discs", after PAM appears, select "Format," select "Start Applic",
select "Drive B," select "Copy System," select "Start Format," select
"Yes," -- after formatting is done select "Return."

Once the drive is formatted, the manual says to return the address back
to 0. To boot from the HDD turn it on, wait for the completion of the
self test, then turn on the PC.

Let me know if you need any further info.

Received on Sun Jul 14 2002 - 00:55:01 BST

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