I was more hoping for a solution to dealing with the variable spindle speed on the 400 and 800k Mac formats. I picked up an old 9600, but its 604 won't boot anymore, and OS 7.6.1 won't boot with the G3 in it. It was the last hardware Apple sold that could read the 400k format, but they stopped including driver support for the 400k format after OS 7.6.1. Rather than hunt for a 604 processor card, I was hoping to find some vintage computing solution that would do more than scratch my Mac floppy itch, IE handle Amiga and my handful of 1581 floppies too. Justin > On Jan 27, 2014, at 17:09, "Pete Rittwage" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > I don't think anyone has done any work on Apple (especially Mac) floppy > preservation, if that's what you're referring to. This is likely due to > lack of interest. > > I'm sure you can make raw images from them with Kryoflux, but decoding > them into something for use in emulation is not likely at this time unless > you write it yourself. > > - > Pete Rittwage > Disk Preservation Project > http://diskpreservation.com > > >> On Mon, January 27, 2014 4:53 am, Justin wrote: >> Has anyone seen a good solution for 3.5" commodore and Amiga floppies that >> can also deal with Apple's problematic 400k and 800k formats? >> >> Justin >> >>> On Jan 20, 2014, at 16:23, Rob Clarke <email@example.com> >>> wrote: >>> >>> >>>> When it comes to 3.5" media, the difference between DD (600 Oe) and HD >>>> (750 Oe) apparently is less, so it may still work to format a 1.44 MB >>>> floppy disk as double density, at least for a while. >>> >>> When I was in my first summer job in 1987 (paying my Dad back the money >>> he used to buy me an Amiga 1000), I suddenly had access to a 'limitless' >>> supply of pre-formatted HD 3.5" floppies from the office store cupboard. >>> I was terribly disappointed when none of them would work reliably in the >>> Amiga, though it probably saved me from getting fired for stealing. :-) >>> >>> Years later I found out that I could make them work by wiping them with >>> a bulk-eraser (very powerful elctro-magnet) first. >>> >>> Rob >>> >>> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list >> >> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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