[Coco] Largest supported HDD size?

Darren A mechacoco at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 12:25:44 EST 2016

On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 8:07 AM, Allen Huffman wrote:

> I will add that, if I were still using my CoCo as a primary system, I
> would want something that does no-halt, like the KenTon did and SuperIDE
> did. During disk access under OS-9/CoCoSDC, I lose characters while typing.
> Also, the hard drive adapters were faster for disk I/O.

Allan, if you use the SDC driver for NitrOS-9 there is no halt during I/O.
Halt only comes into play when the SDC is emulating a floppy controller.

Also, the megaread speed of the SDC driver on Level 2 with a 6309 is about
13 seconds. That's darn close to what you get with a hard drive controller.

- Darren

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