RE: [midatlanticretro] Catweasel
- On Fri, 9 Jul 2010, Kelly D. Leavitt wrote:
> I have had a diskette archival machine in various states ofSure. I haven't actually used the Catweasel yet, but I have some
> assembly/disassembly for 3 years now. Want to trade ideas? I have a
> couple of thoughts on 8" drives, and no ideas at all when it comes to
> hard sectored devices.
blue-sky ideas. My current archival machine has an Adaptec 1542CF, which
can read FM disks. It's in a large tower, with lots of drive bays. I have
a 4-way, 37-pole mechanical switch which I plan to install to select one
of 4 drives: 8" DS, 5-1/4" 1.2MB, 5-1/4" 360KB and 3-1/2" 1.44MB. I
should be able to connect the Catweasel in between the Adaptec and the
drive switch. The 5-1/4" and 3-1/2" drives will be in the tower, while
the 8" will be in an external case.
I'll probably set up a multiboot with FreeDOS, Linux and Windows (XP?).
IMD and cw2dmk for sure. I use DBit's FDADAP to connect my 8" drive.
I have ONE hard-sectored 8" disk, but no ideas for it, either.
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/