On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 2:44 AM, Mike Stein <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Speaking of using 'standard' diskette drives in a Commodore: > > I don't know whether Mike or Steve have mentioned this project here, but just in case someone hasn't heard of it this is a small board that plugs into the 'E' socket of a PET and lets you use one or two 'standard' 8", 5.25" or (some) 3.5" floppy drives: > > http://www.6502.org/users/sjgray/projects/pedisk2/index.html > > http://mikenaberezny.com/hardware/pet-cbm/cgrs-microtech-pedisk-ii/ I knew about Mike's work in the past reverse-engineering the PEdisk II, but I didn't know there was a board in the works. Very cool. I first ran across the PEdisk II in about 1981 or 1982 when I was trying to find a way to use a cabinet full of 8" disk drives donated to the science museum I volunteered at. There really weren't many options for our PETs other than the CBM 2040, and the PEdisk II was the one I found and presented to management. In the end, they decided not to get them (I have no idea what happened to the two dozen bare disk drives, but I wouldn't be surprised if they hadn't sat around for years until they were so much scrap and tossed 25 years ago), but from all the work I did, I was always curious about the PEdisk II. Interesting to see it live again. -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-08-26 01:00:04
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