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|HP 71B With HPIB Disk Drive ?|
Message #1 Posted by Sean Connor on 23 Apr 2008, 4:35 p.m.
We have a couple of HPIB disk drives at work (from old hp300 systems) If I buy the HP-IL to HPIB interface box will I be able to get it to work with my 71B or am I wasting my time/money ?
Come to think of it we have some old HP GPIB printers as well. Will these work ?
|Re: HP 71B With HPIB Disk Drive ?|
Message #2 Posted by J-F Garnier on 24 Apr 2008, 6:40 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Sean Connor
The standard HP-71B commands like CAT, COPY, PURGE,... will not work due to the different protocol used by the HP-71B (simple 'Filbert' protocol vs Amigo or CS/80 used by HP-IB drives).
However, in theory you can access the drives with low levels commands (SEND, OUTPUT, ENTER) and it could a nice hobby project...
There should be no problem to use HP-IB printers with the HP-71B.
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