[Coco] Glenside IDE + Multi-Pak + HDB-DOS

Mark J. Blair nf6x at nf6x.net
Mon Sep 12 16:35:44 EDT 2016

> On Sep 12, 2016, at 13:28 , Richard E. Crislip <rcrislip at neo.rr.com> wrote:
> Doesn't the Glenside IDE controller have a place to plug in a floppy
> controller? I thought I saw a tricked out card with the connector built
> in.

Yes. The Glenside IDE card has two sites to install an edge connector, making it electrically equivalent to a 3-way "Y" cable.

My new widget won't have such a provision, though, for mechanical reasons. My new widget will be the size of an ordinary Program Pak, with a CF card sticking out the side. It'll also include an EEPROM, making it capable of being a single, plug-and-play cartridge providing a bootable emulated hard drive. The original Glenside IDE doesn't include any sort of ROM, though one can be added via one of the two "Y" cable connector sites.

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net>

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