[Coladam] Busted ADAM drives?

SacNews - Joe Blenkle jblenkle at sacnews.net
Thu Mar 29 02:26:03 CEST 2012

I have two working ADAM drives (although one growls at me sometimes when I 
first turn it on)...one is a stock drive, the other is double sided but I 
have no idea who did the modification to it.

Joe B.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "geoffrey oltmans" <oltmansg at bellsouth.net>
To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 8:09 AM
Subject: [Coladam] Busted ADAM drives?

> What with all this talk of ADAM floppy drives, I was curious... how many 
> of the
> different flavors of floppy drives were produced? And as a side how many 
> of you
> out there have bad ADAM disk drives? A much as we all like DDP drives ;) 
> it
> seems like keeping as many of these in working condition as possible would 
> be
> beneficial. I myself have two drives (unmodified currently) and they are a
> little flaky. One works mostly after it's warmed up a bit, and the other I
> wouldn't want to trust to write anything with. I've also got Rich Clee's 
> PM
> floppy disk controller that doesn't quite work right (although I haven't 
> played
> with it yet since you lent it back to me Rich :( ).
> We just sold our house (yay), and are in the process of trying to find a 
> new
> place. Once we get settled in to a new house I think I'm going to go "get 
> my
> ADAM on" (as Jim put it) with some hardware tinkering.
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