SMD disk specifications

Chris Zach cz at
Sun Dec 15 14:47:22 CST 2019

Oddly enough I have a 9457 Lark out in the shed. The trick is the SMD to 
whatever it is connection is made in the power supply box, there is a 
ribbon cable going from the box to up to two drives and an SMD interface 
on the other side. Do you have the power supply?


On 12/15/2019 2:31 PM, shadoooo via cctalk wrote:
> Hello,
> well maybe my memory has blank spots.
> I have two CDC Lark Disk modules I would like to revive, they are in good
> shape, but only one has a cartridge included, and they are not identical.
> Not sure if the other one could be employed without cartridge.
> I never found a manual with exact model correspondence, I found years ago a
> manual for very similar drives.
> IIRC there was a sort of adapter board between SMD and (xxx blank spot)
> interface. There was a description of the interface, it was really similar
> to SMD, but wasn't SMD...
> Maybe I should check again the Lark model number.
> Andrea

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