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Kirk D. Keyes put together a setup for making disk images from Fairlight 8″ floppies. It uses a Mitsubishi M2894-63 8 inch floppy drive with a Meanwell RD-50B PSU, used to go from 120 VAC to make the +5 and +24V DC lines that the 8″ drive needs to operate.

The setup includes a custom-made cable I made to adapt the 50 pin edge connector on the 8″ drive to 34 pins used in modern PCs. The cable was based on the information on this excellent website – http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/img/index.htm.

ImageDisk V.1.18 software runs on the PC. The PC has Windows 98SE installed on it, and it has been restarted in DOS mode.

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