>I would appreciate some input on what the cheapest and/or easiest way to
>hook a hard drive up is. I already have an SIO2PC, but I would like an
>actual drive set up. I don't care if it's scsi or ide or if I lose half the
>capacity of the drive due to the 512/256 thing. As you can guess I'm kinda
>new at this, but willing to learn so please spell it out.
>Thanks in advance,
Not sure which would be the cheapest route, I have experience with the
ICD Multi I/O which came in 256K or 1 meg versions. You can use the
Adaptec 4000A Controller board to run MFM and probably RLL hard drives.
Someone reading this group may have a complete MIO setup for sale or a MIO
by it's self.
I have seen adverti*ts in electronic mags for those Adaptec 4000A boards.
The run around $15-$25 dollars.
Even if you don't run a hard drive on the MIO you can still use it, as it
includes a printer port, RS232 modem port up to 19200 Baud and you can setup
several Ram Disk(s) or 1 great big one. It also allows setting up a printer
spooler of your choice of memory size.
I did have my 1 meg unit up for sale awhile back which included everything
one needed. But have decided to keep it. It's in storage right now but I
will be setting it back up soon.
Hopefully someone will write some software that will allow me to connect it
to the Net. If that happens, I'd have it set back up very quickly! 8-)
I've heard good things about the BLACK BOX and would mind having one myself.
But I don't have any experience with it.
If you happen to get a MIO and need some help, advice or whatever then give
me a hollar and I will try to help ya out if I can. There are others here
that know the MIO as well.
BTW, I've seen the MIO manual on a FTP site awhile back. Maybe someone can
give the URL. That way you can read up on the MIO and see if it would suit