cctalk Digest, Vol 2, Issue 13

From: Jerome H. Fine <>
Date: Tue Oct 14 07:36:08 2003

>Doc Shipley wrote:

> ObCCmp: I'm looking for a QBus RX02 controller that'll LL-format disks.
> I hear they exist, and right now I have about 30 pounds of very
> interesting 8" placemats.

Jerome Fine replies:

DEC never supported the ability to do an LLF on 8" floppy
media. Neither the RX01 nor the RX02 drives and their
controllers could do so.

HOWEVER, MOST 3rd party controllers and drives could
do so. In particular, the DSD 440 and the DSD 880 had an
8" RX02 compatible drive and could do an LLF (off-line)
on the floppy media. I presume that other systems that were
RX01 / RX02 compatible could do so as well.

I still have a number of the DSD 880 drives, but I am in
Toronto and they are VERY heavy! They have not been
powered on for a number of years, so I do not know their
current status!

Sincerely yours,

Jerome Fine
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