[Coco] CF Hard Drives (was: 1000sx update

Mark Marlette mark at cloud9tech.com
Thu Apr 20 11:10:42 EDT 2006


The SuperIDE and SuperDriver is as fast as the CoCo can go. Optimized 
for speed and reliability.

It is fast. I wish they made SCSI FLASH cards. SCSI's bus transactions 
are faster.


Quoting Roger Merchberger <zmerch-coco at 30below.com>:

> Rumor has it that Gene Heskett may have mentioned these words:
>> On Thursday 20 April 2006 04:17, Willard Goosey wrote:
>> >>Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:44:18 -0700
>> >>From: "Derryl L. Cummings" <d.cummings at comcast.net>
>> >>
>> >> I Googled this description of the ST-251 MC-1.
>> >
>> >Heh, OK.  It's a fast MFM drive, if that's not a complete
>> > contradiction in terms. ;-)
>> Well, in terms of a coco's speed, its still supersonic. :)
> Then the 256Meg Compact Flash I'm currently tinkering with on my CoCo 
> w/SuperIDE must be "Warp 9." ;-)
> Still working on getting HDB-DOS & whatnot setup - Easter left me 
> little time to tinker. I'm thinking of heading over to 
> "Make-Sams-Kids-Richer*Mart" and see what a second 256Meg CF will 
> cost. Hopefully very cheap. Then once I get one chip set up, I want 
> to see if DD'ing the critter over to the other one will make a 
> "flawless" backup. Then I could backup my entire CoCo's drive system 
> in a matter of minutes on a Linux box.
> I had a 2G laptop drive all figgered out, was gonna bolt it right to 
> the SuperIDE, but after seeing just how slick the CF works, and for 
> the CoCo's size needs, the CF necessary is now considered *small*, I 
> may not diddle with the hard drive after all.
> Ah well... Back to work.
> Laterz,
> Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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