Re: Custom floppy reading hardware interface

From: Groepaz <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:02:58 +0100
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On Monday 27 January 2014, you wrote:
> 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.

the variable spindle speed is no problem for flux samplers, as they are doing 
all de- and encoding in software anyway. from a coders perspective, those Mac 
disks have "speed zones" just like c64 disks do :)


Unix *is* user-friendly; it's just picky about its friends.

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