View Full Version : Reading Dynabyte 8" DSDD disks

October 25th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Hello, all. New user here but old-time computer buff

I used to be a CP/M user back in the day, my main workhorse being a Dynabyte DB8/1-based S-100 box. Unfortunately, I think that machine has been discarded (not by me), though I still have a lot of my old 8" disks left. I was wondering if anyone happened to either know how to read these disks (apparently, the DD format is not MFM, but more like M2FM) or have a double-sided Dynabyte system I could have someone read the disks for me?

Semi-connected with that, I've been trying to locate some source code for a piece of BBS software called Asgard 80, and I have downloaded it, but don't know whether I have it anymore. I may have it on one of my DSDD disks. The maintainers, who live here in Sacramento, apparently do not have it anymore. :(

Thanks for any help anyone may have.


October 26th, 2012, 05:35 PM
I may be able to read your old 8" disks with a format changing system from New Generations Systems (software, plus a Suntronics floppy controller board).

Bu even if I can read them, what would you want done with the information (transfer on to a different media?)?