Hello, > FYI: just found an email from you, date 30 June 2005, where you mention > the same idea regarding using the whole 16 MB range :) Yes, that probably was due to replacing the broken Tandon 602/603 drives with Seagates which themselves have greater capacity. In any case, those hard drives are heavy stuff. I'm not sure what weighs so much, if it is the actual HDD or built in power supply. It looks reasonably small sitting on a desk but then you lift it down and almost get a shock if you're not ready for the weight. The dual floppy drives are much better in that respect. They both look heavy and are. :-) By the way, I may have a broken 10 MB Corvus hard disk plus Hardbox interface if anyone is seriously interested at playing around. Perhaps I can bring those out in the summer. I do have a working 6 MB setup whch I might keep though. Granted they're even bigger and bulkier than Commodore's own hard drives, but a bit cool and unusual. I looked inside of the broken one and think it uses some ST-412/506 drive as well, but with its own interface board that connects to the Hardbox which in its turn supplies an IEEE-488 interface for the PET. These systems also came with multiplexers for hard drive sharing. I suppose a PET-switch would allow people to share a D9060 drive too, although the ring network implementation would result in a lot of cables going across the room where 2-3-4 people work simultaneously. Best regards -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-04-15 10:47:16
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