Re: Reading non-MFM disks in PC without special controller

From: Hársfalvi Levente (
Date: 2001-11-13 12:15:04


Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think that this might be of interest here.  It might be possible to read
> 1541 disks on a PC clone without any special disk controller.  The
> Disk2FDI program works on Amiga and Atari ST disks.

The document strongly reminds me to the good old spirit ;-).

BTW, I haven't known the Amiga disks were some sort of MFM.

I won't dare to state that the same method was possible with C= GCR
disks. However, the document clears a lot of questions - so after all,
even if the above won't work, still it would be possible to build a
small adapter, that converted the raw bitstream from the floppy head to
an MFM readable (of course, higher bitrate) bitstream 'on the fly', for
the PC MFM decoder.

Best regards,


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