[BBC-Micro] Fw: DD & HD Floppies

Rob robert at irrelevant.com
Sun Oct 17 11:06:17 BST 2010


>> > Silly question, but I'm just taking a step back from this and thinking
>> > that
>> > instead of adapting HD disks to work in DD drives, what are the chances
>> > of
>> > getting standard 1.44M HD drives to work on the BBC?

It HAS been done - there was thread on the STH forums some time back.
ISTR it involved a fairly minor hack to a n otherwise standard
1770/1772 board, but some /very/ tight code in the re-written disc
routines to cope with the much faster speed that the data arrived from
the drive.

Rob



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