Ultimate FDC? (Was: IBM 6360 - Filesystem(ish) info?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 11:36:56 CST 2019

On Wed, 20 Feb 2019 at 18:08, Eric Korpela via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Don't forget hard sector CompuColor II,  GCR, and variable speed GCR.  :)

Well, yes, OK, but one step at a time.

Step 1: a generic USB floppy controller that allows 5¼" and 8" (and
other standard Shugart-interface) FDDs to be attached to USB and seen
by the OS on the system as floppy drives. That seems to be either
coming or here.

Step 2: some smart driver software for the above to enable weird disk
formats that a standard WD FDD controller could read.

Step 3: something very smart that enables weird
non-WDD-disk-controller disks (e.g. Mac 400/800 kB and Amiga disks)
that were written in fairly standard drives.

Step 4 is when you get to all the non-hard-sectored drives and so on...

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