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About this Site

This private and non-commercial website has the purpose of my personal diary and technical documentation.
I do NOT use advertising or tracking on this website.

The main focus of this website are the old floppy drives such as the Shugart 860 und 851, the Misubishi M2896-63 or the NEC 1165 (all 8 inch drives).

My other projects are the IBM PC/XT 5150/5160 under DOS and CP/M-86, the Kaypro 10 and generally the data transfer between all my systems (DOS, CP/M, CP/M-86), via floppy, CD or cable. Some keywords: CompatiCard, UniForm, UniDOS, 22Disk, Kermit, Backpack, Megamate 2.8, RC2014, BabyBlue, Option Board, ...


General issues


Flexible Disk Drives (FDD)

General issues

Manuals and brochures

# 8 inch, 8" #

General issues

Mitsubishi M2896-63-02M

NEC FD1165-FQ

Shugart 860

# 5.25 inch, 5.25" #

TEAC FD-55

TEAC FD-54

BASF

Mitsubishi

QUME 142

# 3.5 inch, 3.5" #

TEAC FD-35

# 3 inch, 3" #

TEAC FD-30

External diskette drives

# 5.25 inch, 5.25" #

# 3.5 inch, 3.5" #


Floppy Disk Controller (FDC)

General issues

CompatiCard


Hard Disk Controller (HDC)

8 bit MFM

  1. CTT Munich: IT-805 (02.08.2019 / 04.08.2019)
  2. Transteque: HC-100 (24.07.2020)
  3. National Computer Ltd.: NDC-5027 (04.08.2019)
  4. Western Digital: WD1002S-WX2A (Rev X1, X12)(09.03.2019 / 27.12.2019)
  5. Western Digital: WD1002S-WX2 (29.03.2019 / 12.09.2019)

IBM PC/XT

5150

5160

Expansion Cards


Kaypro


Accessing CP/M programs and files

Hardware emulation

Software emulation


Software

MicroSolutions Computer Products

MS-DOS

BASIC

CP/M-86

File Transfer

Word processing

DEC / PDP

Delta Products / XOR


Hardware

MicroSolutions

RC2014

ZETA SBC V2

General issues


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