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Erik
August 30th, 2006, 11:31 AM
Does anyone know much about the Helios disk systems for the Sol-20?

Did they require a special card to drive them or can they be used with any generic floppy controller?

What are the basic specs, etc?

jrguillett2
November 17th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Does anyone know much about the Helios disk systems for the Sol-20?

Did they require a special card to drive them or can they be used with any generic floppy controller?

What are the basic specs, etc?

no i think they are one of the most unique floppy drives ever 1 motor turns both floppy's it was a massive unit you had to see it to believe me their should be a computer in their!

johnx993
November 19th, 2008, 08:38 AM
... are notoriously flakey. Very difficult to get running and keep running. Probably better to interface some other drives to the SOL.


-John

Terry Yager
November 19th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Northstars, f'rinstance. My friend, Mark uses them on his SOL, and he hardly ever has problems with them. The paint-job on 'em even matches.

--T

johnx993
November 19th, 2008, 02:14 PM
Micropolis 5.25" drives also work well on the Sol-20. Blue paint job too.

-J

jrguillett2
November 26th, 2008, 09:13 AM
they are hard sectored i believe