[BBC-Micro] DFS on 3.5inch - Is this supposed to work?
jason.watton at lycos.co.uk
Mon Nov 13 23:53:48 GMT 2006
Hi again Jules,
> Annoying, but not surprising.
Keep an open mind, Jules!
> ... (hence my comments both about deferring to the
> experts as regards to newer boards, and also about hearing from people who
> *have* had success as I was curious as to how old their boards are)
> Torch Manta boards *will* do FM, but a) They're not exactly common and b)
> use a SCSI interface, so aren't exactly so useful for everyone.
Let me add to your list these (off the top of my head) so that if you're
offered some you can try them:
(1) Dell Latitude C800 (and any CXXX laptop), with modular 3.5" floppy (year
(2) Dell Optiplex GXXX range (any - no fails yet - Windows NT4 era)
(3) HP Pavilion (post-2004) - as you know!
(4) P57SAX, P5ST-A, P571AA motherboards (Windows 95 era)
Other machines I have (Evesham, Time) I can't be specific enough to list
without taking them apart, but in almost all cases the machines are as made
by OEM (so no esoteric cards and definitely not SCSI).
> The upshot of all that though, what with my experience and with dealings
> people who make their money out of this, is that *I* think the PC's lack
> ability is not a rumour in the slightest.
OK... opinions - based on experience - don't cause me any problem provided
they're not presented as a generalised proven fact (which requires
evidence). And with that we're back to the "Where's the love?" thread of
> Evidence though? That I can't give you I'm afraid, unless you want a photo
> of ...
I feel a hint of sarcasm. I was just after something a little more concrete
than "Some people say so" - something I could investigate (my mind is open).
Photos aren't necessary.
Any evidence (i.e. detail of hardware and software) from either 'side' out
there? (Probably best to send them off-list if it's not publically useful).
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