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my Kaypro 10

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About this Site

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 under DOS and CP/M-86, the Kaypro 10 and generally the data transfer between all my systems (DOS, CP/M, CP/M-86). Be it via floppy, CD or cable. Some keywords: CompatiCard, UniForm-PC, UniDOS, Kermit, Backpack, Megamate 2.8 ...

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

Why is this website still as structured as it was 20+ years ago? Because that is the way it should be for retro computing. Wordpress and Co. wouldn't be a problem for me, but I don't like it! You can also view this website with the old Arachne web browser on an IBM PC, XT or AT.


General or mixed items

From real life


Flexible Disk Drives (FDD)

General items

Measurements

8 inch, 8"

General items

Mitsubishi M2896-63-02M

Shugart 860

5.25 inch, 5.25"

BASF

Mitsubishi

QUME 142

TEAC FD-55 Series

External diskette drives

5.25 inch, 5.25"

3.5 inch, 3.5"


Floppy Disk Controller (FDC)

General items

CompatiCard


Hard Disk Controller (HDC)

8 bit MFM

  1. CTT Munich: IT-803 (02.08.2019 / 04.08.2019)
  2. National Computer Ltd.: NDC-5027 (04.08.2019)
  3. Western Digital: WD1002S-WX2A (Rev X1, X12)(09.03.2019 / 27.12.2019)
  4. Western Digital: WD1002S-WX2 (29.03.2019 / 12.09.2019)

IBM PC/XT Family Computers

5150

5160

Expansion Cards


Kaypro


Running CP/M programs under DOS


Software

MicroSolutions Computer Products

Emulation of CP/M floppy disk formats

MS-DOS

BASIC

CP/M-86

File Transfer

Word processing

DEC / PDP

Delta Products / XOR


Hardware


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