Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Thu Aug 12 12:56:29 2004

Hi Jules
 Here is what I've found. It is a disk drive emulator.
Unless a PC is DMA driven, bit banging a floppy is not practical.
There are just too many other things that the PC is doing on
the side. Having a separate dedicated uP is the best way.
That device can then either communicate with the host through serial
or parallel.

Web pointer:


>From: "Jules Richardson" <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
>On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 00:13, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
>> >From: "Fred Cisin" <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
>> >
>> >truly demented idea:
>> >build a hardware device that can read the image file, connects
>> >via 34 or 50 pin cable to an FDC, and that produces pulses
>> >that look like disk data to the FDC.
>> >
>> Hi
>> It has already been done. I can look up the web page if you like.
>> Dwight
>yes, please :-)
>I remember asking about this a while back, specifically wondering if a
>PC parallel port was fast enough to drive it (not without buffering at
>some sort of level, it seemed)
>I wouldn't mind seeing what someone else has come up with.
Received on Thu Aug 12 2004 - 12:56:29 BST

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