HP-85 Re: anyone in rochester?

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Thu Aug 28 08:15:58 2003

At 08:09 PM 8/27/03 -0500, you wrote:
>Joe wrote...
>> Unfortunately, not many. Is your's just an 85 or is it an 85B?
>It's an 85, not an 85B. I *DO* have the mass storage rom though.
>>You can add that ROM to your 85 and use it with
>> the HP 9121 disk drive.
>What about the 9122?

  Nope. just the 9121, 52901 and 9895 AFIK.

>>I've only found one of them but I have 20 or so later
>> 9133s that don't have the option of the switch.
>So without the switch can I use it on the 85 with mass storage rom? If so,
>we need to talk trade!

   No, without the switch it's a 5Mb drive and you'll need to use the EMS
ROM. With the switch you can make it look like 3 1.5MB floppy drives and
the MS ROM will work for that.

>> Don't buy HP tapes! They're THE worst tapes out there. You can go back
>> and read the CC list archives, there's been lots of discussion about the
>> tape drives and HP tapes. You can use the old DEC tapes or the old 40Mb
>> tapes that were used for PC tape drives. They both work fine. Use the
>> INITIALIZE command to reformat them on the 85.
>Thanks for the tip!! I don't have too many old DECtapes, but when you say
>old 40mb PC tape drive tapes, are you talking QIC-80 tapes? I have tons of
>those. If not, exactly what tape do I go buy?

   IIRC the ones marked DC-100 and DC-2000 but try them, if they fit then
they'll work. But most likely your tape drive wheel has disintegrated anyway.

>> Welcome to the world of HP computers!
>*COUGH* *GAG* *ARGH!!* (clutching my chest) You really know how to hurt an
>HP guy *grin*

   Well SMALL HPs then :-) (Can't believe that an "HP guy" didn't already
have an HP-85).


>Jay West
Received on Thu Aug 28 2003 - 08:15:58 BST

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