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ZETA V2 with 8 inch NEC FD1165

haglebu

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Nov 22, 2018
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Germany, Lower-Saxony, Hildesheim
Basically the ZETA V2 with RomWBW always has the 3.5 inch floppy disk drive with 720KB or 1.440KB preset. But why not connect a nice old 8 inch floppy disk drive? I still have a NEC FD1165 in my drawer, out with it, it won't get better from lying there. And here the result: https://retrocmp.de/hardware/zeta-v2/zeta-v2.htm

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Thanks to Wayne Warthen for the supportive words. RomWBW is simply fabulous!
 

KattPhloxworthy

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Jan 24, 2022
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Sacramento County
Basically the ZETA V2 with RomWBW always has the 3.5 inch floppy disk drive with 720KB or 1.440KB preset. But why not connect a nice old 8 inch floppy disk drive? I still have a NEC FD1165 in my drawer, out with it, it won't get better from lying there. And here the result: https://retrocmp.de/hardware/zeta-v2/zeta-v2.htm


Thanks to Wayne Warthen for the supportive words. RomWBW is simply fabulous!


Ooh, nice! Too bad 8" floppy drives (and, more than likely, disks) are getting VERY hard and, more importantly, very expensive, to source anymore. I only have one Qume QumeTrak drive that I have in a CompuPro 286 rig I have in storage. I used to have two Shugart SA-851s, but I'm afraid my dad pitched them along with my other S-100 gear after I moved out. ;_;

I'll have to second you on the RomWBW sentiments. VERY functional, especially across many platforms that support the HBIOS. Though right now, I'm using simulated machines under Linux and Windows 10; I'm thinking of building it under FreeBSD to see how well that works.

Have fun!

--Katt. =^.^=
 
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