8 inch floppies

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Dec 13 16:44:56 CST 2019

On 12/13/19 2:17 PM, Dave Mabry via cctalk wrote:

> There are three that appear to be Intel MDS diskettes.  The ones marked
> ISIS V4.3 is, as I remember, the last version of ISIS-II that Intel
> released.  ASM51 and RL51 appear to be assembler and relocater for the
> 8051 series of microcontroller.  And ICE51 was the in-circuit emulator
> software for the 8051 series as well.  None of the other labels mean
> anything to me, but those three are likely for the Intel Development
> System.  Those systems could have single-sided, single-density FM
> drives, and/or single-sided double-density M2FM.
> The Intel MDS could, of course, run CP/M-80.  So many of those other
> diskettes could have CP/M software/files and still be used on the Intel
> MDS.

MDS was my guess also.   The MDS boxes ran the standard CP/M distro from
DRI--no customization needed. (The same was true for MP/M--a second
console was provided via the current-loop interface).

At any rate, it all fits.   I wouldn't be surprised if all the floppies
were SS FM ones.


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