Searching for 3" disk drive.

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Searching for 3" disk drive.

Post by Silicebit. » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:43 am

Hi!

I'm searching for Hitachi HFD305D disk drive, if someone has one working please, contact with me using private message.

Thanks.
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Re: Searching for 3" disk drive.

Post by iss » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:30 pm

Hi Silicebit,
as promised in my private message here are the pictures. have only mechanics in bad condition.
I don't know what exactly means the French inscription "rayer mort" but it sounds to me terrible!
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Post by Silicebit. » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:16 pm

Hi, iss!

The letter D at the end indicate Double sided, sad that the controller card is missing. Yes, it look no good, and 'rayer mort' sounds very bad. :-)
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Re: Searching for 3" disk drive.

Post by iss » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:48 am

I found one more Hitachi HFD305D disk drive, it has the PCB, but unfortunately the both big chips are missing.
So, we getting closer ;).
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Else, I tested my working Hitachi HFD305D and it is ONLY 40 tracks per side.
Actually 42 tracks are possible, but it depends on the quality of the individual floppy disks.

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Re: Searching for 3" disk drive.

Post by Silicebit. » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:39 am

Hey, this is better! :D But the ICs HA16640NT and CX10040 are missing, them both hard to get. What a pity! :cry:

I really appreciate you taking the time, iss. Thanks a lot!

As you said then, 40 tracks per side x 2 sides (2 heads), 80 tracks in total.
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