8" floppy project

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Mon Aug 9 18:04:05 2004

On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 10:59:10PM +0100, Tony Duell wrote:
> maybe a 3.5" 40 cylinder (yes they do exist!)...

Yee-Data 600? At SRC, we had some blocky 3.5" drive that is twice as tall as
"modern" 3.5" drives on one of our own proprietary routerish-terminalserverish
boxes that never hit the market (architected by Dr. John Goltz of CompuServe,
no less). I'm pretty sure it was a Yee-Data drive, and it was old enough
(c. 1983 or 1984) that it might not have been an 80 track drive. I still have
one or two up in the attic from when we scrapped the project (along with the
motherboards, etc... it was 68000-based, with a 68451 MMU... not a common part)

Fun boxes - kinda of a next-generation version of what CompuServe tied their
network together with. Given the timeframe that it was under development,
it might have made an impact in the market had it been released. We did the
software prototyping on some Godbout S-100 boxes (long since been given away
to a new home).


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