[Coco] 8 inch drive on a coco limitations

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Sat May 19 00:43:30 EDT 2018

Henry, or get a controller that supports the faster speed :-)



Bill Pierce
"Charlie stole the handle, and the train it won't stop going, no way to slow down!" - Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull

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-----Original Message-----
From: rietveld rietveld <rietveldh at hotmail.com>
To: Bill Pierce via Coco <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sat, May 19, 2018 12:31 am
Subject: Re: [Coco] 8 inch drive on a coco limitations

That makes sense.So I think I will just keep it as a way to boot my hard drive. It seems like it won't be a reliable storage device unless I can find a way to slow the drive down to 300 rpm.Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.  Original MessageFrom: Bill Pierce via CocoSent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:26 AMTo: coco at maltedmedia.comReply To: CoCoList for Color Computer EnthusiastsCc: Bill PierceSubject: Re: [Coco] 8 inch drive on a coco limitationsHenry, as Gene stated, it's probably due to the drive speed being different making it write past it's intended end point. This makes the next sector write start at the proper point, therefore overwriting the tail of the last sector written.Bill Pierce"Charlie stole the handle, and the train it won't stop going, no way to slow down!" - Ian Anderson - Jethro TullMy Music from the Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer 2 & 3https://sites.google.com/site/dabarnstudio/Co-Contributor, Co-Editor for CocoPediahttp://www.cocopedia.com/wiki/index.php/Main_PageE-Mail: ooogalapasooo at aol.com-----Original Message-----From: rietveld rietveld <rietveldh at hotmail.com>To: Coco mailing list <coco at maltedmedia.com>Sent: Sat, May 19, 2018 12:00 amSubject: [Coco] 8 inch drive on a coco limitationsSo it seems that the 8 inch disk will format to "35 track 158k", but not all of the tracks seem to be useableI get free 68 when doing a FREE(0) but when I copy a large file I get an IO error, several small programs seem to be ok.This is not really a deal breaker for me since i never intended to use it as a primary storage device.Since I already have a 8 inch drive setup on my Model2 i will just leave it conected to my 2mb coco3.   I only use that coco with an old skool SCSI harddrive that boots HDBDOS 4 in 1 from floppy . Since the HDBDOS boot file is so small it does write and read from the 8 inch disk without error.The drive is overkill for this purpose but it will definitely raise some eyebrows at Tandy Assembly this year.-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco--Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

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