35621Re: [midatlanticretro] Catweasel, are they still available or is there an alternative
- Apr 23, 2014On Wed, 23 Apr 2014, corey986 wrote:
> Actually, I wanted to have a generic system that can do vintage 8" disksI've been using Dave Dunfield's Imagedisk (IMD) utility for years to
> and eventually 5 1/4. I want to start archiving everything I get my
> hands on as this stuff ages, so much software is lost...
archive and recover diskettes, including 8". I also have a Catweasel MK4+
for things that IMD or the native floppy controller won't handle.
There's a list of IMD "compatible" motherboards and chipsets on Dave's
site, but it's not completely accurate. For example, I had been using an
Abit KT7A motherboard (on the list) for some time, until I discovered it
wouldn't handle single-density (250Kbps FM). I've since moved to an Abit
KV8PRO, which handles everything except 128 byte sector MFM, which hardly
The KV8PRO takes an Athlon CPU, with onboard 10/100/1000 ethernet, 1
AGP 8X/4X slot, 5 PCI slots, SATA and IDE drive support, and 4 USB ports.
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
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