Re: 8050HD, was: 90x0

Re: 8050HD, was: 90x0

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 11:14:43 -0400
Message-ID: <>
On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 1:43 AM,  <> wrote:
> Hallo allemaal,
> In have given the whole project a second thought.
>> ... let's call it 8250IDE
> I decided to rename it for three reasons:
> - I have several three 8050's + several loose boards laying around.
> - I only have the sources of the 8050.
> - IDE implies an IDE device. But what about using a SD-card or something
> else?

I'll be interested in following this for results, but my PET gear is
older - I have several 2040s that were field-upgraded to 4040s.  Once
you get things well along, I might try to see if I can get what you
have working with a 2040/3040/4040 board.  I even have a spare 4040
mainboard I bought back when they were new with the hopes of building
my own mongrel single-drive 4040 because I could not afford a $2000
disk drive when they were new.  I did get a Shugart floppy and built a
compatible power supply, but I was stumped by the additional cost of
the CBM analog board that sits on the drives.  It would be nice to
turn that board (that cost me $350 nearly 30 years ago) into something

So I look forward to hearing of progress on this project and good luck!


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