CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

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CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby atari66 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:33 pm

I want to substitute the internal floppy of a MEga ST with a CosmosEX. Problem is the ACSI cable (I don't think the ATARI internal ACSI/SCSI converter would work). I only found viewtopic.php?f=103&t=27165&hilit=mega - but even their suggestion to buy an adapter from http://www.lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=92 (originally for Ultra Satan) would not work directly, as the cable is about 5cm too short. Did I miss anything, is there any "standard" way?

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Re: CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby atari66 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:34 pm

SORRY for multipost :(

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Re: CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby Bama » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:53 am

You may consider requesting a custom cable which is long enough to meet your needs? :shrug:
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Re: CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby atari66 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:13 pm

already did, but no luck so far

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Re: CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby atari66 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:20 pm

Update: with the adapter http://www.lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=92 and "20 Pin Ribbon IDC Female/Female Flat Cable" from e-bay everything works perfect

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Re: CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby DarkLord » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:59 pm

I'm assuming you're going to have to alter the front of the case where the Mega's
floppy normally resides?

I had to alter my STacy's case when I put a 1.44 meg floppy in. Take your time
and be patient when working on that old plastic. :)
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Re: CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby atari66 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:12 pm

correct. I'm not the best when modifying such cases but I managed to do it :)

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Re: CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby DarkLord » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:57 am

And post pictures. We love pictures here! :)
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Re: CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby atari66 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:39 am

here you go - sorry it took so long
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Re: CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby DarkLord » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:28 pm

I painted the faceplates on a couple of different
scenario's like this. Just for aesthetic purposes,
you might want to consider that.

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Re: CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby Bama » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:26 am

Nice job!

Just curious, Any issues with the long DMA cable?
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Re: CosmosEX installation into MegaST as floppy replacement

Postby atari66 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:27 pm

no issues with long cable - not surprising. The original cable to the internal scsi drive is quite long too (unfortunately it does not fit the CosmosEX plug)

long term I need to fix the top side of the cutout and then find a some grey plastic tape to matchup colors :)


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