USB Floppy drive and MorphOS
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Simon
    Posts: 809 from 2008/7/6
    From: Antwerp, Belgium
    Probably this is something that is talked about in the past .. I don't know. But here we go again as they say :-)

    I have USB floppy drive, when I connect this to my Powermac with MorphOS it's recognized as a "mass storage device" and yes when I insert a Floppy formatted as "fat" it shows up without problem.

    So I wonder why can't it read/write Amiga disks ? Yes I know, pcdrives don't do Amigaformatted discs. I tested it anyway and I got an error in MorphOS that tells me the bootblock isn't FAT . As I say I didn't expect it to work.

    But now I wonder, can it be made to work somehow ? Put an Amiga floppy drive in there or as such ?
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    analogkid
    Posts: 623 from 2004/11/3
    From: near myself
    @Oepabakkes

    "So I wonder why can't it read/write Amiga disks ? Yes I know, pcdrives don't do Amigaformatted discs."

    There you have your answer.

    "As I say I didn't expect it to work."
    ??

    "But now I wonder, can it be made to work somehow ? Put an Amiga floppy drive in there or as such ?

    Not with those USB floppy drives. However, the Kyroflux should be your solution.

    http://www.kryoflux.com/
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Simon
    Posts: 809 from 2008/7/6
    From: Antwerp, Belgium
    Still I just wish I could read/write a floppy like the original Amiga could on a next generation Amiga. That and a UAE version that would make use of it.

    Yes I know, ... we don't have the resources anymore compared to 20 years ago
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    analogkid
    Posts: 623 from 2004/11/3
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    Even if there were the resources like 20 years ago, I wouldn't call it useful in any case. Floppies are a relict from the past. If you want to exchange data with your Amiga, there are plenty other possibilites.

    [ Edited by analogkid 02.01.2012 - 04:12 ]
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    Jupp3
    Posts: 1193 from 2003/2/24
    From: Helsinki, Finland
    Quote:

    If you want to exchange data with your Amiga, there are plenty other possibilites.

    ...Including (but not restricted to) using fat-formatted floppy disks. Yes, that's not very practical (as it involves "using floppy disks"), but sounds like you already have the necessary equipment for that!
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    analogkid
    Posts: 623 from 2004/11/3
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    Jupp3:

    IIRC these USB floppy drives aren't able to handle DD floppies, so it could be difficult, if you haven't got a HD floppy in your Amiga.
  • »02.01.12 - 09:05
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