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Article #207 (419 is last): Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions From: ae302@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Peter Haller) Subject: Re: ST drive to 8-bit?? Date: Tue Aug 14 17:59:44 1990 Well it can be done...I,ve done it ... twice and in two different ways 1) if you have access to a Percom disk drive or rather the controler to the percom you can make a small modification to the controller board - alter the timing to put it simply - and cunstruct a ribbon cable that will convert the cardedge connector to the female 34 pin connector on the 3 1/2 " mechanism. I didnot use an ST drive, but with rare eceptions, these drives are industry standard. 2) Design and build an interface for the Parallel Expansion Bus on the 800xl/130xe. Have done this, but I wont go into it here. And the way that was described by the sysop _ MARK?_ I saw that artical in an Atati Explorer Mag ( I think). From what I understand, the guy who figured it out is now selling the altered ROMS (Legally??). But again, you need a $150-$200 drive and then have to canabalize it. Not my idea of cost effective. * Answered by Len Stys * On Aug 14, 1990 Thanks Peter for your help!