On 12/6/09, B Degnan <email@example.com> 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 1985-1986. 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. -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-12-07 18:00:19
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