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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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