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ADDING A HARD DISK ? [message #112236] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:41 Go to next message
"Webb Mike" is currently offline  "Webb Mike"
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Date: Mon, 24-Dec-84 12:44:11 EST
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DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE ADDING A WINCHESTER INTERFACE
TO A Z80 BASED CP/M 2.2 SYSTEM,WHICH DOSE NOT HAVE THE LOGIC TO TALK
TO A WINCHESTER CONTROLLER. I HAVE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE TELL ME ABOUT
ADDING THE LOGIC TO A CPU WHICH INVOLVES 'PIGGY-BACKING' A BOARD BETWEEN
THE Z80 CHIP AND IT'S SOCKET. THIS SOUNDS LIKE A NEAT IDEA,BUT IF IT WAS
SO GREAT AN IDEA WHY AREN'T THERE A ZILLION GUY'S OUT THERE SELLING
THIS BETTER MOUSE TRAP???

I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WITH EXPERIENCE IN DOING THIS. IS IT COST
EFFECTIVE (AM I GOING TO END UP BUYING ANOTHER COMPUTER ANYHOW),WHO BUILDS/
SELLS THE MODULE IF THERE IS ONE,ANY HORROR STORIES ETC.

AS RECENTLY DISCUSED I WILL POST A SUMMARY IF THERE ARE ANY ANSWERS.


MIKE WEBB

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Re: ADDING A HARD DISK ? [message #112276 is a reply to message #112236] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:42 Go to previous message
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Date: Tue, 1-Jan-85 21:15:12 EST
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Indeed Adaptec sells a Z80-ST506 harddisk adaptor that plugs into the Z-80
socket. Also Ampro sells one that implements an SCSI interface to which one
could connect a Xebec SCSI-ST506 interface(aka Host Adaptor) The adaptec one
requires you to relocate your CP/M image down by 2K leave your BIOS alone,
insert their driver, and poof you are up and running. 

--Chuck
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