Older floppies, newer hardware...

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Sun Dec 12 23:32:54 2004

All this talk about getting older drives to work on newer hardware got me
thinking about a totally different track on how to get this done (not to
mention the previous subject was referencing a 5 foot, 3 inch floppy
drive... ;-) )

There are VAXen that have SCSI bridgeboards to control 3.5" 1.44Meg floppy
drives via the SCSI bus - how "controllable" are those, WRT different
drives, data rates & low level programmability? I have one, but other than
"it gives my VAX a floppy drive" I know very little about them.

(I know I'd been thinking of getting another one so I could use 1.44Meg
drives on a CoCo system under OS-9 equipped with a SCSI board... but have
yet to get around to it.)

Also, would those bridgeboards support 2 drives?

Just an "out of box" thought...

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

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