On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 11:32 AM, Teddy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I don't understand. It's not a SCSI drive, its a Western Digital MFM drive. The drive is, but there is a SASI<->MFM bridge card in there. My own experiences with formatting the drives is that it should take several hours to format a drive with the older ROMs, then there's a newer rev that takes almost twice as long. We are talking 2-4 hours, not 12, so that's not your problem. What might be happening, and this is just a guess, is that there is a jumper that tells the DOS board (the one with the IEEE connector) if the drive has 4 heads (5 MB) or 6 heads (7.5MB). If you are using an ST-225, that has 4 heads and the jumper has to match. I would have expected an error code, but if your board is strapped for 6 heads, the format will fail right away. http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/firmware/drives/old/9090/index.html -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2013-03-29 16:00:56
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