[Coco] Connect CoCo Floppy drive to Windows PC
petrander at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 11:44:01 EST 2009
I have been getting closer to the aforementioned "quest" to connect a CoCo
5,25" floppy drive to a pc. I have now selected a drive that apparantly can
be switched between 40 or 80 tracks BTW, so now comes the next question:
How to connect a modern IDE cable connecter to this old drive? I have no
experience with the "crimping" that I have read about, but it seems tricky.
What is needed for this? I suppose I need to clip off the original IDE
connector and then "crimp" and older one on to it. Would I need to twist any
wires? Or are there any adapters available?
Thanks for any input.
2008/10/5 Darren A <mechacoco at gmail.com>
> On 10/5/08, Fedor Steeman wrote:
> > The drives are jumperable and they look like they could be used for
> > (earlier) PCs as well, so I have my hopes up...
> If you can configure the drive to respond as Drive 1 (not 0) on the
> CoCo, then it will likely work on the PC in that configuration.
> Setting a jumper to enable READY may also be required.
> Go to <http://www.nitros9.org/howto.html#dsk> and use the links there
> to download the fdrawcmd.sys driver and the CoCoDisk utility. These
> will allow you to access coco floppies on a Windows XP machine.
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