Using 3.5" HD drives on CP/M systems

From: Glen Slick <>
Date: Sat Jan 29 20:26:13 2005

If someone can glue a Super-I/O chip on to an S-100 bus card someone
should be able to glue a USB host controller chip on to an S-100 card.
 Maybe something like a Philips ISP116A1 (
) which has a microprocessor PIO interface instead of the more typical
PCI busmaster interface of most USB host controllers.

The software involved in doing data transfers to a USB floppy or flash
memory device would not be trivial to implement, and might require a
dedicated microprocessor instead of trying to run it on the S-100 host

On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 18:35:31 -0600, Randy McLaughlin
<> wrote:
> With more PC's dropping 3.5" drives does that mean there will be a limit to
> new drives all together?
> Are USB drives a reasonable option.
Received on Sat Jan 29 2005 - 20:26:13 GMT

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