[sebhc] SVD.

Steve Shumaker shumaker at att.net
Thu Mar 23 15:10:58 CST 2006

I obviously came into the middle of a thread here..  can someone post the 
SVD web site mentioned? - I'd like to take a look at it.

s shumaker

At 07:32 AM 3/21/2006 -0600, you wrote:
> > How is that SVD? I was looking at his website the other day
> > and was thinking about building one of those. From the site
> > it looks like this unit will emulate more than one floppy at
> > a time. Is that correct?
> >
> > None of my floppy drives are worth a tinkers &(^#% now and
> > seem to ruin any floppy I stick in there. The SVD might solve
> > all my problems for me.
> >
> > Ron
>Ron (and all) -
>The SVD is a great product! In its current configuration it will emulate
>two H8/H89 hard-sector floppies; I'm waiting for Eric to come out with
>"Son of SVD" with more RAM and the ability to emulate more/higher
>density disks.
>I used the SVD to create the original disk images in the SEBHC archives,
>basically trying to treat my original H8 disks as read-once sources.
>Since Eric includes a couple bootable images (both HDOS and CP/M) with
>the SVD, you can build a system without a working floppy - though of
>course you must have a working controller - and then work backwards with
>real drives and media to test your drives.
>Several other list members have used other methods to load and retrieve
>images, initally resulting in a couple different though convertible
>formats. Steven went through and converted everything in the archive to
>a common format and I think Eric has since modified his software to
>produce the same image format as everyone else.
>In addition, the SVD can also be used with several other vintage
>machines to load/emulate/create images so it really is useful (if
>anything vintage computing related can truly be given that
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