MFM Controller queries

From: Marvin Johnston <>
Date: Wed Jan 14 12:58:24 2004

The collection I have includes a couple dozen of both 8 and 16 bit
cards; IBM, Xebec, Adaptec, NCS, WD, and others I can't remember. My
inclination is to say if it is out there, get it :)!!! I would also
include RLL controllers and other formats as well. The 8 bit cards seem
to be getting harder to come across although it has been a while since
I've seen any MFM controllers. I think the same comments apply to MFM

Bruce Lane wrote:
> I have an Atlantic Research 7000 series datascope that is dependent on an MFM drive to run itself. It works fine at the moment (testament to the durability of early drives, I suppose), but I would like to be able to take an image snapshot of its hard drive in case of failure.
> With that in mind, I'm starting to accumulate a small variety of MFM controllers (going for variety because I have no idea what the determining factor is going to be in which controller is able to read the drive).
> So far, I've found a WD1002-WA2 and a WD1003-WA2. I still have memories of the last and (supposedly) best MFM board that WD made, in the form of the WD1006V-MM2, but I've had no luck finding one as yet (nor do I know if I really even need one).
> Suggestions for what to go after would be greatly appreciated.
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