On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 5:36 AM, <email@example.com> wrote: > Hallo Anders, > >> If everyone are sitting with the same kind of DOS >> board we have something in common. > > Two ideas: > - The 1541 and the 2031 are very similar. André even published an article saying how to convert a 1541 into a 2031. Combine it with 1541IDE and you there you have your IEEE-harddisk. That would be one way to do it - I have a 2031LP that I tend to use most often with my 3032 (US 2001-32N) PET, mostly because it weighs less than my 4040. > - What about using a more common 8250 or 8050 as base? Were those really so common? In my area, perhaps because of when the PET was popular, I saw more 4040 drives. All of mine are upgraded 2040s (new DOS ROMs and 6530s). Ultimately, though, it should be possible to adapt an IDE disk to any IEEE drive, as long as someone with the necessary skills and equipment (and time ;-) has a particular variety. >> * About 40 mixed IEEE dual floppy drives (3040, 4040, 8050, >> 8250, 8250LP) >> * About 15-20 mixed PETs (2001N, 3032, 4032, 8032, 8032-SK, 8296D) >> * About 10 mixed B-series (610, 710/720, B500) >> * About 4-5 loose VIC-20s, complete or in parts >> * About 2-3 boxed C64C's, plus loose parts >> * Two or three 2031's (none LP) >> * Four D90X0 hard drives (two working, of which one with a ST-225) >> * Lots of other random stuff, loose boards etc That sounds like a larger version of my pile. I have plenty of CPUs prior to the B-series (PETs of most flavors of ROM and video types, VIC/VC-20s, C64s...), most of the disk drives (no tall 2031, no 8", nothing newer than the 8250, but including working D9060 and D9090 drives). I really should go over my pile and see about thinning the herd where it comes to duplicates. -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-04-28 12:13:22
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