Re: CBM D9090 Update

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 12:43:55 -0500
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On 12/6/09, B Degnan <> wrote:
> I have spent time on my 2nd D9090, here are some pictures.  The Tandon
> 603S is bad, so says the header program.

It's probably right - early drives were seriously fragile - head
crashes, no automatic parking, stiction, etc.

Something about a comment I noticed on your blog post - since TM603S
drives _are_ tough to find (I don't think they were common at all, not
even in PCs), if you want to go with a 6-head drive, track down an
Seagate ST251 - those were common on early genuine IBM PC-ATs (5170s);
perhaps not as common as ST225s, but still easily found back in

Since CBM DOS 3.0 doesn't support partitions or subdirectories,
though, it's unlikely that the extra 2.5MB of storage is really that
critical - I've never been able to find more than a few MB of stuff to
put on mine, anyway.


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