RE: OEM PET - Malvern 8296 (was: VCFe (C2N232I) availability)

From: Anders Carlsson (
Date: 2006-10-06 14:21:40

On Fri, 6 Oct 2006, wrote:

> But why 130 Watt? My guess is that Commodore played with the idea of 
> expanding this machine with an onboard harddisk. As said, just a guess.

Hm, or maybe a Z80/8086 co-processor board. On the inside, there is not
so much space left, perhaps for dual floppy drives like on the 8296D.

Based on the hard drive technology of the day I've seen (the 90X0 drives
and the Corvus drives), I wonder which type of hard disk could've fit.
Perhaps some half-height drive (like the Seagate ST-225?) with unified
controller boards.

Anders Carlsson

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