• MFM Drives and DREM.info website

    From Beery@80:774/27 to All on Fri Oct 12 14:04:03 2018
    Thought I would post a note and plug a product I bought for a very old
    computer that has MFM drives.

    A company at www.DREM.info has come out with Version 2 of their emulator
    board. It interfaces to one's MFM controller card and presently supports either two floppies or two hard drives using a SD card for storage. With updates in the future, it will support both two floppies and two hard drives simultaneously.

    I bought two units ($269 apiece) for a TI-99/4A and a Geneve 9640 computer. These two computers used the same controller card and was just slightly different from some more common MFM controller chips of the time. Oleksandr, the software developer, quickly got to work and tweaked the formats and now I have an alternative to a 30 year old MFM drive that I question when will be
    the last time it boots up.

    If you have an older, orphan system, this is definitely an option worthy of consideration. It's also the cheapest option on the market for any MFM emulation device.

    Beery

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  • From NuSkooler@80:774/20 to Beery on Fri Oct 12 16:23:03 2018

    On Friday, October 12th Beery was heard saying...
    Thought I would post a note and plug a product I bought for a very old computer that has MFM drives.

    Thanks for sharing! In the future, I think a single post would suffice however.





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  • From Beery@80:774/27 to NuSkooler on Sat Oct 13 22:35:13 2018
    Thought I would post a note and plug a product I bought for a very ol computer that has MFM drives.

    Thanks for sharing! In the future, I think a single post would suffice

    Yeah, I thought about that but decided not in this instance. As sysops, we probably read all the areas, however, BBS callers are likely only looking at
    a specific area.

    Beery

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  • From Richard Menedetter@80:774/18 to NuSkooler on Fri Oct 19 10:36:22 2018
    Hi NuSkooler!

    12 Oct 2018 16:23, from NuSkooler -> Beery:

    Thought I would post a note and plug a product I bought for a
    very old computer that has MFM drives.
    In the future, I think a single post would suffice however.

    I very wholeheartedly agree to that comment.

    Is it even possible to connect one of those devices to a sinclair computer?
    If not it is clearly offtopic here.

    Please only post information in areas where it is relevant!

    CU, Ricsi

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