RE: 90x0, was: New user

RE: 90x0, was: New user

Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:23:16 +0200
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Hallo Anders,

> On the other hand, I gave those drives away for postage in
> case they can be repaired, and replacing a broken SASI drive
> board with an IDE or memory card interface might be
> considered one kind of repair if you keep the DOS board 
> limiting yourself to partitions of 5 or 7.5 MB each. :-D

Don't worry, I won't scrap them. I'll even keep the parts that don't
work. But I want to have working ones, even if it means replacing
hardware with modern equivalents, just like you mentioned. 
But having a working replacement, I certainly would go a step further by
trying to access the whole 16 MB range as the 5/7.5 MB limit is caused
by the hardware IMHO, not by the software. And, only if possible without
soldering, I would like to use the rest of the harddisk as well by
adding partitions in one or another way. As the 90x0 is NOT equiped with
a 6530 but with a 6522 and EPROM, this should be doable as well.

FYI: just found an email from you, date 30 June 2005, where you mention
the same idea regarding using the whole 16 MB range :)

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