Data Systems Design DSD-880 8" floppy and Hard Drive

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Fri Aug 8 09:42:14 2003

On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Joe Heck wrote:

> Hi there,
> Read with great curiosity the thread about the above. I own 3
> DSD880D30s and 1 DSD880S8. All are Q-bus. I have the original manuals,
> and probably the floppies that came with them. Also have the RT-11 v4
> and v5 modified drivers. We used them at one of my old jobs for quite
> some time. If you have any questions about them, feel free to email me.
> On another note, the 880S8 seems to be dead, but I don't know if it is
> the drive or the electronics. The Q-bus controller is fine, as is the
> cable, as they run the D30 just fine. So I am looking for either a good
> drive or a good S8 box to test with. Anything like that in the group of
> units you were talking about?

I've recently acquired a DSD880S8, but I'm not sure what condition it's in
(it's probably just fine, but I got it surplus from my 'suplier'). I'd be
willing to offer it to you, but I don't know its condition. Is there a
way to test it out using the "HyperDiagnostics" panel on the front of the

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