[Coco] Maximum CoCo Drives

David Gettle david17361 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 12:41:35 EST 2020

Back in my college days I was running a CoCo3 with 4 DSDD drives, 2 5.25's
and 2 3.5's and even did a demo in front of my networking class where I
connected a IBMPC to the CoCo3 as a terminal, just to prove that an 8 bit
computer could multi-task, Then blew the instructor's mind when I formatted
4 floppy drives at the same time with OS-9, while running the bouncing ball
demo from a hard drive I had connected to the CoCo on the IBM terminal. I
also had the CoCo running with the Tandy RGB monitor, and a TV as dual
monitors..on the CoCo.

On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 8:09 PM RETRO Innovations <go4retro at go4retro.com>

> On 1/23/2020 10:20 AM, Alex Evans wrote:
> > There were people who did hacks to address as many as 15 sides using
> > the standard controller. There are also ways to modify some disk
> > controllers for the CoCo to allow for more than one controller. All of
> > this requires some custom software for dealing with the drives, but if
> > you use OS-9 this isn't really that big an issue.
> Well, if someone wants to play with the idea:
> https://github.com/go4retro/DrivePlexer
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