[Coco] CoCo and SATA/USB drives.
jimcox at miba51.com
Wed May 24 02:24:16 EDT 2006
I'm currently attending training seminar for the SATA
Drive Protocol at work. During today's training the
presenter showed a picture of the typical PC with standart
Floppy and IDE (PATA) drives and how ugly it looked with
all the oder cables. The next picture was of a PC with
SATA Hard Drives and a USB Floppy (USB from the
This got me thinking about the future of Floppies and Hard
Drives for the CoCo community. With low cost USB External
Enclosueres for SATA drives becoming available and with
USB floppy drives already available, I think what the CoCo
needs is a USB 2.0 adapter that can address both. I
wonder if it is possible to have this adapter create a new
drive type that will allow the CoCo to read 1.44M 3.5"
I'll follow up later when I have time, but I would like to
know what others think about the future of drives and how
the changes will affect the CoCo.
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