Re: 1581 / 720 KB-drive

From: Nicolas Welte (
Date: 1999-01-28 13:29:18

MagerValp wrote:
> I think there's info on aminet on how to convert a 720 kB PC mechanism
> to fit an Amiga. The Amiga and the 1581 uses the same mechanism. Look
> in hard/hack.

Yes, but it may be even easier for the 1581. The 1581 doesn't make use
of the READY interface line, therefore you don't need to emulate it.
Just switch the drive to DS0 and connect the disk change signal properly
according to that description. 

I'm also pretty sure the LED on the drive mech won't give any useful
signals, since it only reflects the drive select line (more or less).
But the 1581 status LEDs are controlled directly by CIA port lines.

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