Model 100 DVI drive

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Wed Jan 29 13:38:00 2003

On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Cini, Richard wrote:
> I don't have a CoCo, but I do have a DVI. So I was going to raid the
> drive from an external CoCo drive that I somehow got and use it in the DVI.

If it's the right specs (NOT the 35 track one), it should be fine.

Watch the termination and drive select.

> I was concerned more with electrical compatibility than software
> compatibility. I didn't realize that in those machines Tandy used standard
> floppy drives. I guess by that point in time, many manufacturers (except
> Apple and Commodore) standardized on an IBM-style drives rather than
> proprietary setups.

Except for the Model 100 "Portable disk drive"(s), all drives in TRS-80s
were "industry standard".

> I'm sure I'm over-generalizing and will start a sprightly discussion
> on disk formats :-)

Any time. But I'll have to dig out my notes for the DVI format.

Fred Cisin            
Received on Wed Jan 29 2003 - 13:38:00 GMT

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