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#26 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:08 PM

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hmmm, maybe this ?

 

 

http://www.amazon.de...5/dp/B00011PJDQ

 

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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:49 PM

btw i emailed the pdp guy about his mfm emu boards last spring and he was out, he just emailed me that he has 8 boards in stock and I have one on the way next week ;D

 

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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:07 AM

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I'd be very interested in how it works out. I'd like to put one of my Geneves back into service and an mfm emulator would get it done.

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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:42 AM

btw i emailed the pdp guy about his mfm emu boards last spring and he was out, he just emailed me that he has 8 boards in stock and I have one on the way next week ;D

 

Greg

 

So if there is one more to hoard, you know I am in :)



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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:44 PM

I could definitely get into that as well. . .I still have one of my systems running with and HFDC and a pair of 40 MB MFM drives.



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Posted Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:38 AM

It's nice to see a thread by photo-thumb-29515.png?_r=1434671185still in play!  :thumbsup: 



#32 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:34 PM

I received my mfm emulator board today.. now to test!



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Posted Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:42 AM

Fingers crossed here in the Aridzone. I'd be up for 2 of them if not priced past an old semi-retired farts income level.

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Posted Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:44 PM

I am waiting for my one, too. :lust:



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Posted Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:46 AM

lol.. i wait news for two ;-)



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Posted Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:24 AM

Very interested to see the results of testing with the device. :)



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Posted Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:07 PM

Works good trying to find the optimal disk parameters for the personality card setup I set it as WDS2 and it formatted fine and I was able to copy the Winchester directory over without error

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Posted Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:43 PM

That's good news. What do those bad boys cost? Are you going to carry them?

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Posted Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:16 PM

That's good news. What do those bad boys cost? Are you going to carry them?

It was 192 shipped and no he sells them at https://www.pdp8.net/mfm

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Posted Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:26 PM

Fingers crossed here in the Aridzone. I'd be up for 2 of them if not priced past an old semi-retired farts income level.

 

I hear that.  I'm placing my hopes in TIPI for my next evolution in TI fun.  I'm also going to be downsizing in the next couple of years and may even get rid of my P-Box.



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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:00 AM

Greg,
It will read and write, correct?
What TI program were you using to format?

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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:11 AM

Greg,
It will read and write, correct?
What TI program were you using to format?

Yes both. I formatted with the personality card Winchester utilities and copied the win directory to the new drive from the old rodime drive

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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:21 AM

Are you connected to the SASI controller in the Personality Card's WDS1 drive case, or is it acting as if it has its own SASI controller on board?



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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:39 AM

Are you connected to the SASI controller in the Personality Card's WDS1 drive case, or is it acting as if it has its own SASI controller on board?

This is Mfm so I am connected to the sasi controller same as a drive.

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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:05 AM

I just placed an order for three of the boards, will assemble at my leisure and see if they work with both HFDC's and my Personality card(after I repair the damage I did last year, plugging it into a regular PEB, forgot about the regs being jumpered, oh well).  :grin:



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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:10 AM

I just placed an order for three of the boards, will assemble at my leisure and see if they work with both HFDC's and my Personality card(after I repair the damage I did last year, plugging it into a regular PEB, forgot about the regs being jumpered, oh well).  icon_biggrinwink.gif

 

Cool I plan to hook mine to the HFDCin the Geneve as well for a test.. I bought mine assembled with the beagleboard included at the price I listed above, its cheaper if you just get the board and supply your own parts/beagle

 

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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:25 AM

 

Cool I plan to hook mine to the HFDCin the Geneve as well for a test.. I bought mine assembled with the beagleboard included at the price I listed above, its cheaper if you just get the board and supply your own parts/beagle

 

Greg

Both of my Geneve's will get an HFDC, but one is on a Rave 99 motherboard, I am mounting into a tower case, so either a TI99 or the 9900 board, I am building , maybe both will get some use from it too. The personality card, once repaired will go into a  ti99 PEB. I have a BB Black and a BB white(original I think). Also plan on experimenting with the TIPI info to see if I can create a TIBB.



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Posted Thu Nov 2, 2017 9:23 AM

 
Cool I plan to hook mine to the HFDCin the Geneve as well for a test.. I bought mine assembled with the beagleboard included at the price I listed above, its cheaper if you just get the board and supply your own parts/beagle
 
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Further testing on the personality card shows disk errors after copying data to the drive. I'm thinking I need to low level format it before Ti formatting it.

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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:00 AM

Further testing on the personality card shows disk errors after copying data to the drive. I'm thinking I need to low level format it before Ti formatting it.

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How did things eventually work out?

 

What if you did not copy one drive to it, rather just use it as an existing hard drive?  Work fine?

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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:28 AM

I am still interested in one or two of these as well (if they work with our TI's) 






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