cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

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cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

Postby alienkidmj12 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:14 pm

it would be great to be able to mount a usb external floppy on this :) anyone know if this is possibility ?

not sure on the floppy interface, but maybe it can attach as drive b ?

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Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

Postby Jookie » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:55 am

alienkidmj12 wrote:it would be great to be able to mount a usb external floppy on this :) anyone know if this is possibility ?

not sure on the floppy interface, but maybe it can attach as drive b ?


This could be possibly done, but:
- we would have to find out if there is support for the USB floppies in the linux distro on Raspberry
- then we would have to find out, if it would be enough for users to have it as TOS drive (translated = easy) or would have to be native - data stream like when accessing the floppy interface of CE (hard)

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Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

Postby nanard » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:48 pm

I'm afraid USB Disk drives won't read most Atari floppies but only standard "MSDOS" ones (720ko/1.44Mo)
So better use a real floppy drive to make images
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Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

Postby alienkidmj12 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:18 pm

oh okay, i thought they would be able to read if drivers avail :( it would still be usefull for reading standard 1.44 if your urgently needing to read an old disk.

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Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

Postby nanard » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:07 pm

some are not even able to read 720k MSDOS floppies :
http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... =3&t=60681
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