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flopy drive

Postby sudest » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:58 pm

Hello

I bought this floppy drive for PC
https://www.amazon.fr/Freecom-22767-Lec ... B00028MGS4

I was thinking that I could read then make image disk of my old floppy, floppy in old box found at my parents house.

But I wasn't able to read any of them... :?:

Is there any chance that on a true atari st, these floppy are readable ?

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Re: flopy drive

Postby Lando_C » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:28 pm

It was common on the ST to use extended formatting of disks, i.e. more than 80 tracks and more than 9 sectors /track. Also common on early STs were singlesided drives, and many games came on singleside disks to be compatible with older STs. Also early ST's formatted floppys with the catalog on another track than MSDOS, som compatibility was one-way. The floppy drive you bought would likely be able to read most ST disks, but windows doesn't, you need a special program, that allows raw access to the drive.
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Re: flopy drive

Postby sudest » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:14 pm

Ok thanks

What kind of program do I need to allow this raw access ?

Will it read special atari format ? ie 800 kb floppy

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Re: flopy drive

Postby tjlazer » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:28 pm

You need an old school PC with floppy controller and real floppy drive. And a program like Floppy Image. cannot use USB drives. The only thing that you can do is format to 720k and copy files to them for reading on the ST. Cannot make images.
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