[sebhc] hard sector substitute

Jack Rubin jack.rubin at ameritech.net
Mon Jun 28 18:29:57 CDT 2004

> In the days when I was active with my H89, I would often use 
> a 3.5 inch drive with my H37 controller. It was much more 
> convenient than the 5.25 inch disks. 

What did it take to run 3.5 drives with the H37? What drives did you use
- did you need 720K or could you use 1.4M units?

> that the floppy was hard sectored. This could be done with 
> both 5.12 and 3.5 inch disks - you would use soft sector 
> diskettes with the H17.
> Two questions:
> 1. Has anyone already done this?
> 2. Perhaps more important - Is anyone interested?

1) not that I'm aware of
2) I expect that there would be a (long?) line of people willing to buy
a PCExpress board that would let them hook up 3.5 drives to an H17! I
can think of at least 6 anyway (I'd be good for a couple, for sure).


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