[BBC-Micro] Digital Services Digistore Tape Drive
pete at dunnington.plus.com
Wed Dec 20 17:57:21 GMT 2006
On 19/12/2006 22:00, Ian Wolstenholme wrote:
> Does anybody have any information about this item?
> Visually it's very similar to the Acorn Winchester disc,
> same size and colouring with a 1MHz bus connector
> at the back and a fan and a black metal front plate
> with the tape drive accessible from there.
Yes, I had one a long time ago, on loan from DS.
> The unit seems to work, it powers up OK to all
> intents and purposes and will rewind a tape if you
> wind it on a bit before inserting, but I can't get
> the Beeb to recognise it.
It doesn't use ADFS (though it might want ADFS present). Tape devices
use a different command set from disks (and CDs, and scanners, and ...).
It has its own Streamer ROM. Aren't you lucky -- I still have a copy
of the ROM image. You'll need a 2764 to put it in, and download it from
Afraid I don't think I still have the manual, though I will look when I
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
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