On Wednesday 23 April 2014, you wrote: > I'm affraid that there's no nice/modern solution as this was already at the > time a dead standard ! > > 1) Lot of 100TPI drives were made by (for) commodore - Mechanicals are > generally still alive, so, no real problems on this point 2) Some > manufacturers produced shugart 100TPI drives - that "should" be compatible > with normal controlers 3) Some of those (shugart) drives had optionally > 96TPI or 100TPI mechanics with identical electronics 4) Finding proper 4D > floppy disks is nearly impossible those days (2D works time to time but HD > can't) > > Now, all depends on the goal what can be > 1) Have a brand new 8050/SFD1001 compatible drive ==> I would say forget > 2) Read (write) some 100TPI floppy disks in "modern" world > ->2.1) Have a working 8050/8250(LP)/SFD1001 and a zoom floppy interface ==> > The easiest path ? (*) ->2.2) Have a catweasel, a suitable PC, and a > 100TPI mech/shugart interface ==> Should be possible (**) > > (*) I actually have this type on configuration available > (**) Searching since years ... I've possibly sourced a pair of brand new > Micropolis drives in the other side of the earth ... that might be on > their way "home" if you ever make that work... speak up :) i have looked for such drive for ages when i added support for that format to the imagetool. in theory it should just work, but who knows... :) -- http://www.hitmen-console.org http://magicdisk.untergrund.net http://www.pokefinder.org http://ftp.pokefinder.org Of course, what I really want is total world domination. <Linus Torvalds> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-04-23 22:00:48
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