RE: Catweasel vs. dd drive

From: Loo,W.A.v. (
Date: 2003-10-07 13:35:57

 Well, did anyone actually succeed in making it work?

And what kind of drive DID you use?

I'm asking, bcoz it's not easy to get hold of 5.25 drives, and I don't want
to spend too much time looking for a DD drive (which maybe are even
impossible to find anymore)...

ALSO, the panasonic drive I used is exactly the same as they used in the
tutorial about how to modify the drive the read the backside of c= disks, so
this drive should work! the authors themselves used a HD drive!


-----Original Message-----
From: Hársfalvi Levente
Sent: 10/7/03 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: Catweasel vs. dd drive

Spiro Trikaliotis írta:

> I suspect the Catweasel will only work reliably with DD drives, not
with HD
> drives. So, if any of your drives can work with 1.2 MB capacity on a
> disc, I suspect it will not work reliably with the Catweasel. You will
> probably need a so-called 360 KB drive (although it was able to write
> 720 KB on one disc).

The 1541's higher bitspeed may be a problem for this kind of drives,
Some will detect and drop the short data pulses (since they "know", that

they should receive <250kbps streams).


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