[BBC-Micro] Self Built 1770 ?

Alex Taylor zeem.uk at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 22 16:54:32 GMT 2008

On 22/03/2008, acorn at acford.co.uk <acorn at acford.co.uk> wrote:

> I would like to upgrade one of my B's to have the 1770 instead of the 8271
> (mainly for convenience of using 3.5" floppies)

You can use 3.5" floppies with the 8271 - I've done it myself. The
only problem I've encountered is trying to exchange the data/write
disk images on the 3.5" disks with PCs. Some PCs support the
single-density format, some don't. That's a subject that causes long,
drawn out arguments.

Having a 1770 allows you to use ADFS, I'm not sure of any other advantages.

Alex Taylor

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