28114Re: Lobo floppy drives
- Nov 15, 2012--- In email@example.com, Richard Cini <rich.cini@...> wrote:
>I think the 25229 sounds like a Shugart 800/801 board model number.
> Bill --
> I didn't have time to pull both drives tonight but I did unmount the
> left-hand drive. Indeed it's a Shugart 801, SN# HV2633. As far as jumpers,
> DS1, T1, X, B and A are closed. EZ is set to Z. EI jumper is open. The
> 800/801 jumper is also open. There are black-ink markings on the PCB as
> follows: "25229.1", "1932", "48.2". I'll try to pull the other drive
> tomorrow and let you know if it's any different jumper-wise (assuming it's
> set for DS2).
>the DJ2D-B is a decent enough 8-inch controller. Morrow docs are good.
> On a slightly-related note, I have two floppy controllers, a Morrow DJ2B and
> a VersaFloppy II, that I would consider using to build a new floppy system
> from. Is one better than the other for these drives? The Morrow board looks
> like 8"-only while the VF2 has both floppy connector types.
The Versafloppy II is also a decent controller. My Web site has work of half a dozen people with that controller, including John Monahan (s100computers.com).
Either ought to be able to run those Shugart 800's.
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