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Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Post by exxos » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:28 am

Parking hard drives & defragging "frequently used files first".
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Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Post by Maeke » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:46 pm

exxos wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:28 am
Parking hard drives & defragging "frequently used files first".
:lol: :goodpost:
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Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:53 pm

Low level formatting your 5 1/4 inch 20MB hard drive to optimise the track layout.
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800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Post by rpineau » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:24 pm

Using DEBUG to Start a Low-Level Format on MS DOS :)

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A:\>debug
 G=C800:5
There are a few different addresses depending on the controller :

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 Address    Description
   ----------------------
   C800:5     Used by most Western Digital hard disk controllers for
              XT- and AT-compatible computers, including all WD-1007A
              series cards
   CA00:5     Alternate address used on some XT hard disk controller
              cards
   CC00:5     WD-1007V-SE1 and WD-1007V-SE2 controllers;
              WD-1003V-SR and WD-1006V-SR controllers, Revision F003
              and F005 only (other SR-series controllers do not have
              onboard BIOS)
   CE00:5     Alternate address used on some XT hard disk controller
              cards 
              

Rodolphe

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Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Post by Maeke » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:44 pm

play an audio tape or loading a software on tape. (whimper, 30mn to load some games on thomson mo6).
and try to play a computer's tape on an audio player (modem type sound).
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Post by rpineau » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:27 pm

Yep, remind me of loading games on my ZX81 !

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Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:29 am

rpineau wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Using DEBUG to Start a Low-Level Format on MS DOS :)

Code: Select all

A:\>debug
 G=C800:5
There are a few different addresses depending on the controller :

Code: Select all

 Address    Description
   ----------------------
   C800:5     Used by most Western Digital hard disk controllers for
              XT- and AT-compatible computers, including all WD-1007A
              series cards
   CA00:5     Alternate address used on some XT hard disk controller
              cards
   CC00:5     WD-1007V-SE1 and WD-1007V-SE2 controllers;
              WD-1003V-SR and WD-1006V-SR controllers, Revision F003
              and F005 only (other SR-series controllers do not have
              onboard BIOS)
   CE00:5     Alternate address used on some XT hard disk controller
              cards 
              

Rodolphe
Yep, that's the one, I forget how many tries I had before I got the drive really efficient!
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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Re: Post something people born after year 2000 wont understand

Post by walter_j64bit » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:53 am

I've seen this in a pile of 8-tacks one day and I was never the same after that! :lol:
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