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#1 @ircular logic OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 8:42 PM

Deviceside.com 5 1/4 floppy controller to USB. Anyone know about this? Apparently able to read DOS 2 disks. With some help his software could probably be made to create ATRs. Getting hard to. Find reliable drives (USD 1050) to read old disks.

#2 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 9:57 PM

don't know anything about it, all they show is a nearly empty prototype board... anybody? Bueller... Bueller.... Bueller



#3 MrFish ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 6, 2017 1:47 AM

Getting hard to. Find reliable drives (USD 1050) to read old disks.

 

IDK, I've had more trouble finding reliable old disks to be read with my working drives (1050 and otherwise) than the other way around...


Edited by MrFish, Wed Dec 6, 2017 1:47 AM.


#4 mechanerd OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 9, 2017 10:59 AM

Will the thing read single density disks using a DD drive? I have several SSDD bare drives from an ATR 8000 that died. Willing to trade some drives for a controller like that.



#5 1050 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 9, 2017 2:51 PM

Would depend on the software bundled with it and
by the overpriced appearance of the item itself,
I doubt very much it has anything except the bare
minimum that could qualify as meeting stated claims.
And that would be the end of support.
They don't have a list of compatible formats it
can read ONLY? Doesn't smell nice here.

I would expect MAYBE DD DOS2 disks possible,
but nothing else is very likely. And the numbers
of those I have is negligible while already doable
by other means like MS-DOS on Win98.

3 times the money will get you kryoflux well known
to do just about anything Atari. Along with everything
else.

Just my opinion but I smell a raw money grab on this
one. Certainly would save my money up for the much
better kryoflux if I needed to go here.




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