Re: 1581 / 720 KB-drive

From: Geoff Oltmans (
Date: 1999-01-30 00:29:56

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.

Yeah, all you have to do is make a special floppy cable. Simply swap
pins 2 and 34 (I actually swapped pins 1&2 with 33&34 to give the
connector more than one wire to bite on).

Works on an Amiga anyway, don't see why it shouldn't work on a 1581. Oh
yeah, I believe the other stipulation is that the drive be a high
density drive.  Not a big deal. HD 1.44MB floppy drives can be had for
about $15 US.

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