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    Malc

    The only drives i keep hold of are the big MFM...

    The only drives i keep hold of are the big MFM drives as long as they at least spin up, I find them useful to use as a load and i can re-use the drive carrier, Anything else gets dumped if i can't...

    Malc Today, 11:26 PM Go to last post
    g4ugm

    Is it this board? ...

    Is it this board?

    https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/hard-disk-floppy-controllers/U-Z/WESTERN-DIGITAL-CORPORATION-2-RLL-ST506-412-drives.html

    how are the links set?

    Also if the original drive is...

    g4ugm Today, 11:01 PM Go to last post
    RetroSpector78

    WD1004-27X MFM or RLL controller

    Hi, I've got an 8 bit WD1004-27X hard disk controller.

    According to the documentation :



    So I am a bit confused if this controller is in fact MFM or RLL :)


    ST506/412 : could mean...

    RetroSpector78 Today, 10:43 PM Go to last post
    blackepyon

    It certainly has it's charm, like arts and...

    It certainly has it's charm, like arts and crafts, but you gotta make sure to plan out your routing so you can tie everything together neatly. Last thing you need is to accidentally snag something...

    blackepyon Today, 10:08 PM Go to last post
    falter

    There's absolutely no way to repair these things...

    There's absolutely no way to repair these things right? Pretty much we are on the glide path to a future where none from that era work?

    falter Today, 09:59 PM Go to last post