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Testsystem no. 1

With the BASF 6106 I have been able to format normal 2D/DD (360 KByte) disks on one side (SS) with Norton Safe Format with 180 KByte as well as with 160 KByte. A subsequent surface scan did not detect any bad sectors. FAT and the like were also fine.

However, formatting with the DOS command format did not work. There was always the message: Parameter not compatible. The command is actually: format b: / 1 / N: 9 / T: 40. In place of / N and / T one can only use / F: 180; does not work here either!

BASF 6106 / Formatting
BASF 6106 (04/1980) / Formatting
BASF 6106 / DOS CHKDSK
BASF 6106 (04/1980) / DOS CHKDSK

Do not be surprised about the date. For a retro PC, the year 1988 fits better :-). In conclusion, I can only say that the revival of a 38-year-old floppy disk drive (1980) has performed well. I was amazed at the result itself.

Testsystem no. 2

I have connected the BASF 6106 to the MFM controller, entered no FDDs in the BIOS and ... The 6106 is properly recognized as drive A :. Formatting with Norton Safe Format and DOS format works perfectly. The DOS commands format recognizes under version 3.20 even without further parameters the correct capacity, namely 180 KByte.

BASF 6106 / Norton Disk Information
BASF 6106 (04/1980) / Norton Disk Information

The media descriptor is correct with FCh, indicating 180 KByte capacity.

BASF 6106 / Norton Disk Doctor
BASF 6106 (04/1980) / Norton Disk Doctor

Again, all information is correct.

BASF 6106 / Norton Disk Doctor
BASF 6106 (04/1980) / Norton Disk Doctor
(tbr, 04.03.2018 / last changes: 09.03.2018)