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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 website has also mainly the purpose of my technical diary or documentation. With time, I forget a lot of things. I just don't get younger ;-).

Special note on downloads: If downloads are offered on this website, the download is always at the user's own risk. Although all downloadable files were checked with a current antivirus program and current virus signatures at the time the respective website was created, the operator does not guarantee the actual absence of viruses!
Special note on advertising blockers: On these pages a few pictures (screenshots) from old advertising are shown. And what should I say, my advertising blocker works (-> Cross-site-tracker)! So, if this should also be the case with you, then it is because of it! I intentional do not use advertising or trackering on my sides.

Why is this website still as structured as it was 10+ 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! But you can follow me on Twitter.

This site is also usable on mobile devices!


General or mixed items

From real life


Floppy Disk Drives (FDD)

General items

Measurements

8 inch, 8"

General items

Mitsubishi M2896-63-02M

Shugart 860

5.25 inch, 5.25"

BASF 6106

BASF 6106 (Siemens)

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 I

CompatiCard IV


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


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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