[Coco] 3.5 inch floppy drive
sroussea at comlab.com
Thu Feb 24 09:24:42 EST 2005
If you want to transfer .dsk coco disk image on a 3 1/2 disk, I suggest you
to make a dskini of the disk with you Coco before to
transfer the .dsk image on the disk with your PC and the dskini software.
At 20:16 2005-02-23, you wrote:
>3.5" drives of both HD and DD flavor work just fine on a Coco system.
>Recent drives of this type won't have jumpers but use the cable to select
>drive number. This will mean a twisted cable (non Coco) if you want the
>3.5" drive to be drive 0.
>Also, you probably will be using a HD drive but a Coco can't read/write in
>HD format. That means using DD disks or taping the HD hole on HD disks.
>Once your drive is installed, you can use it as a normal Coco drive 35/40
>track in Coco format (Disk Basic or OS-9) or read/write PC formatted disks
>under OS-9 with PCDOS. You can also use some PC programs to create Coco
>Disk Basic or OS-9 formatted disks to simplify file transfers.
>>just a quick question before i start ripping things apart...
>>I'm unable to get a 5 1/4 inch drive working in any of my pc's (long story)
>>I do, however, have spare 3.5 inch drives, with both the 'new' and the
>>'old' style cable/power connectors..
>>I have a home-made dual-drive setup that another list member build, and
>>graciously donated (Thanks, Stan!) - is it likely work if I replace one
>>of the 5 1/4 inch drives in that set up with one of my 3.5 inch drives?
>>Can I then write 3.5inch disks using my pc and have the coco read
>>them/transfer them to 5 1/4 inch disks if necessary?
>>Having my new Coco setup is no fun, as I'm unable to get any software for it!
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