Re: MFM drive gone nuts

Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:51:40 +0200
Message-ID: <etPan.53cbbb5c.643c9869.402a@szaman.lan>
On 2014-07-20 at 12:58:03, Michał Pleban ( wrote:

> > On PC controllers, they should always be jumpered as DS1, and the cable
> > twist makes the drive on the end (which should be terminated) drive 0.
> > (only ONE DS jumper should be enabled at any one time.
> That got me thinking. The drive is jumpered as the drive 0, but the
> cable is NOT twisted. Does it mean that the drive should be jumpered as
> drive 1?

I think we don't know that. Twisting cables instead of setting drives' DSx selectors appropriately is one of the utterly sick PC "inventions". A kind of PC-crap approach to the standard. CBM usually tried to be more sane in how they used/implemented standards (Remember? We always admired CBM's engineering teams and their achievements. The same can not be said about other divisions. Especially after Tramiel went..). Meaning it might very much be that there is no need for any "cut'n twist cable" stupidity in this machine. But we can't be sure. Especially that it's not a production machine. I guess the best is to try.


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