5.25" drive in PC and can it read memotech disks?

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5.25" drive in PC and can it read memotech disks?

Postby Crazyboss » 18 Jun 2017, 19:59

Hi

Got a few Drives, but cant get them to work in PC.

I have two Teac FD-55B-20-U
and a Qumetrak 142

The PC i use run DR.Dos - and the system supports 5.25" at 360kb and 1.2mb. in the bios. Dos itself also support the diskformats.

As I know the Teac drives are 80tracks, so it might need som mod to run 40 tracks?

By the way any chance the Teac drives will work with the fdx ?
//CLAUS - Webmaster at www.mtxworld.dk

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Re: 5.25" drive in PC and can it read memotech disks?

Postby Dave » 18 Jun 2017, 23:20

Hi Claus,

the "Teac FD-55B-20-U" is a 40 track (per side), double density drive - not 80 tracks

There are quite a few straps that need to be set, you can find the manual for these drives on this (unfinished) page

http://primrosebank.net/computers/mtx/techlib/mtx/altfdd/altfdd.htm

They should work with the FDX - in fact, I think that I have a couple, but they are in the loft at the moment

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Dave


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