WTB: HP-85 16k RAM Module and HPIB Floppy Drive

Ed Sharpe couryhouse at aol.com
Tue Nov 14 22:52:12 CST 2017

our computer company in az... computer exchange inc helped gemilogical inst. of America dispose of  their hp 86 and 87 computers...  wish I had saved one of each..    

we have a hp 85 in a padded tote case at smecc museum here.. we need to fire it up.

one thing I would like to find us a rack mount 85... always wanted one..... back in the old days.

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On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Mark J. Blair via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:


On Nov 14, 2017, at 20:33, Ed Sharpe via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> ok back in my day.. I do not think 85 adressed modern drive of 1.44 meg..? so that was what I was going on.. yes if you can use 1.44 do so.. older new media hard to find... 

I am still new to this HP-85 stuff, but I think you are correct about the A model system not originally handling the 1.44M drive. I think that the upgraded B model ROMs in the PRM-85 are supposed to let it use the newer drives. 

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