[Coco] KenTon - determining size of SCSI hard drive? (RGB-DOS HD-UTILS)
robert.gault at att.net
Tue Feb 7 11:12:51 EST 2017
Allen Huffman wrote:
>> On Feb 6, 2017, at 8:02 PM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> wrote:
>> Drivewire handles that, bringing the coco clock up to date by setting it
>> frpm the pc's clock, which if ntpd is running, is only microseconds from
>> NBS time in Colorado Springs.
> You know, I suppose a $5 PiZero just used for that purpose wouldn’t be that bad, assuming the overhead of all the DW modules isn’t that hefty.
> I would try to find a Smartwatch chip, but I won’t have my floppy interface hooked up, so I don’t think I’d have anything with a ROM socket installed. Hrm.
> CoCoSDC 2.0, perhaps ;-)
> — A
Don't think you must put a Smartwatch (DS1216) in a disk controller. It can go
in any ROM Pak by replacing the original ROM.
Since the Coco ROMs normally have fewer pins, the Smartwatch socket hangs over
the ROM socket so that the first two and last two pins are free. Use a small
wire to connect SM pins 1 and 3.
I've even been able to connect a new battery to the SM when the enclosed one died.
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