[Coco] Maximum CoCo Drives

pfitchjr at bellsouth.net pfitchjr at bellsouth.net
Wed Jan 22 15:25:35 EST 2020


If you could sacrifice one or two of the spinners and connect up some modern day digital (CF or SD) card drives that would be a great copying/backup solution.

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From: Coco <coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com> On Behalf Of Allen Huffman
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [Coco] Maximum CoCo Drives

At fest we should have enough drives available to finally prove this theory in public.



> On Jan 22, 2020, at 1:18 PM, RETRO Innovations <go4retro at go4retro.com> wrote:
> 
> ´╗┐On 1/22/2020 1:03 PM, Allen Huffman wrote:
>> Heh, we talked about this very thing at an Atlanta CoCoFEST back in the early 90s.
>> 
>> There was a program in Rainbow called SIXDRIVE that did this with six single sided drives of the say, but I never saw someone using the selects to use them as bits.
>> 
>> We should do this and show it off a fest.
> 
> I can handle the HW portion (trivial), but who is the DOS guru who can make that part happen?  Also, who can supply the drives :-) (I never had had so many floppy mechs in my life).
> 
> Doesn't some of the drive select lines get used to handle double sided access?
> 
> Jim
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