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Old 520ST External Gotek Floppy

gotek hxc 520ST external

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#1 bobajob OFFLINE  


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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:18 PM

I have been trying to get my Atari 520ST to work with an old external floppy SF354.


Firstly the SF354 is the new type, with a PCB that has some chips on it. The floppy drive that came with it does not work. I plugged in an Amiga A600 floppy drive and this works well. I assume that is a double density single sided floppy drive.


So I am trying to get a Gotek USB floppy emulator with HxC firmware to work with this external drive interface. It doesn't. I've been suggested elsewhere this maybe because the Gotek is double sided.


I have no idea what files I am supposed to have on the HxC firmware Gotek for the Atari ST, and how to ensure it is behaving as single sided rather than double sided.


Any help would be appreciated.





#2 tjlazer OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:48 PM

There won't be a single sided GOTEK.  It should work fine in that drive just as the Amiga drive did.  Are you using it on a 520ST non f model? (No internal drive)  Should work, maybe you have a wrong firmware loaded on the GOTEK.

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