Re: MFM drive gone nuts

From: MikeS <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:22:56 -0400
Message-ID: <E99C60D2756345F2B38AB6BEFBDA36EA@310e2>
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From: "Clockmeister" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: MFM drive gone nuts

> I know what you are talking about, but I just never found it to be much of 
> a problem, and like cases, cables came in different lengths and connector 
> spacings. Some had both 3.5" and 5.25" floppy drive connectors, and also 
> had floppy drive connector convertors - both ways.
> Probably because I built a lot of systems, I could match the best fitting 
> cable to the particular requirement.
> That is my experience, and likely that of most PC builders back in the day 
> who dealt with a lot of hardware.
Certainly my experience as well in 30-odd years. Of all the things IBM did 
that we can find fault with in retrospect (and there are many), IMO the 
'twist' is pretty low on the list; I still think it was actually a pretty 
clever hack.


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