Spinning up the first 8″ disk

Proceeding with our 8″ recovery project: After a short while the 24V power supply and the cable adapter board arrived from the U.S. Both have power requirements and fit traditional PC power cable sockets. To actually connect the 8” drive without external power supplies the machine should contain a 3.5” floppy disk power connector and a standard molex power connector (for the 5.25” and 8” drives, the latter one via the voltage adaptor). Having wired all this (using the cables crafted), the setup for the 8″ floppy reading experiment reached an initial working status.


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