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#1 aftyde OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:29 AM

Hi All,

 

What would be the best tool to use with a 80 track modded TI disk controller.  I understand I can expect 1440 sectors for an 80 track DSSD disk.  Small, but better than 720!  :)  I have tried a bunch of tools and none of them seem to allow for an 80 track input.

 

Advice???  Cheers, Arthur...



#2 mizapf OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:14 AM

This is, of course, not really on topic of your question, but I can only recommend to everybody to look out for DSDD controllers instead of modding an SD controller to 80 tracks. Same capacity, but almost double speed. (I know they can be hard to find, just in case you spot one on ebay or so.)



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Posted Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:13 AM

DM2K does a nice job of formatting 80 track disk drives.



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Posted Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:02 PM

DM2k is excellent.  I know I have even used Disk manager 2.  I also think you will still get 1440 sectors from the 80 tracks.  The 80 track upgrade gives you the same amount of storage as a DS/DD 40 track (360k) but in 80k single density format.



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Posted Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:49 PM

the old DiskManager2-Cartridge should also work, or am I wrong (?)



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Posted Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:29 PM

the old DiskManager2-Cartridge should also work, or am I wrong (?)

Yes, I've used DM2 with great success.... ;-)



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Posted Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:51 PM

Agreed - I have a Myarc DDCC-1 in my other PEB.  In the current system I am building it's a choice between a TI Controller with the Guion ROMS or a TI Controller with the 80 track mod.  I'd love to buy a DSDD controller - anyone have one for sale??? ;)



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Posted Thu Nov 5, 2015 12:58 PM

I'd love to buy a DSDD controller - anyone have one for sale??? ;)

 

 Believe it or not, an 80 track DSDD clone of the DDCC-1 is supposed to be in the pipeline... but I have no clue WHEN it'll actually happen.

 I was hoping for Christmas this year, but now I'm thinking not.

 

 This reminds me, I should have a package in the mail real soon for a couple of other items...  I think I'll go check the mail now before I leave for work.



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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:37 PM

Time for thread revival.  I am trying to format an 80 track device with my Myarc DDCC-1 with 80 track ROM upgrade.  I have tried several 3.5" drives which will format 40 track with no error, but 80 track returns a disk error 215.

 

Any ideas?



#10 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:38 PM

dm2k?



#11 HOME AUTOMATION OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:41 PM

I'm glad I don't have an 80 track device... I hate it when that happens! :?



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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:42 PM

DM2K and DM2.  Actually, DM2K will not give me the option for 80 tracks.



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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:48 PM

Hold up... I completely forgot about the DIP switches.  BBL.



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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:00 PM

Yup.  I thought I had set DSK2 for 80 track, but obviously not.  Formatting is working as expected.






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