Older floppies, newer hardware...

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Mon Dec 13 06:19:17 2004

>> There are VAXen that have SCSI bridgeboards to control 3.5" 1.44Meg
>> floppy drives via the SCSI bus - [...]
> I've been playing around with Torch Manta board which do exactly the
> same thing; they'll run up to 4 drives of mixed types (plus I have
> the relevant protocol spec).

Kicking around somewhere, I have a 3?" SCSI floppy drive. I keep it
because (a) it's my only SCSI floppy (unless you count zip disks as
floppies) and (b) it's the only SCSI device I have that shows up as a
disk drive but has sectors smaller than 512 bytes. (I forget its
sector size - probably either 256 or 128 bytes. I remember that it was
a power of two less than 512, and <=64 would be implausibly small.)

I also have a disk drive that has 1024-byte sectors, which I keep
around because it's my only disk with sectors *over* 512 bytes.

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