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#1 discgolfer72 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:46 PM

ok

already have a great collection of old computers

pretty much missing an amiga  , pc jr and an Atari st/tt

so I went ahead and bought a 520 st to get me started

 

from the pictures it looks like the one I bought does not have a built in floppy

 

I did order a sf354 (hopefully that will at least get me loading software ) ,cant find any working sf314's

 

but what I'm really interested in is a usb / sd  based drive  to run everything off of 

 

can someone school me in what I need to get a floppy emulator up and running on this thing

any easy upgrades available

 

thanks in advance

 

 

 



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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:55 PM

The word is educate. :P



#3 discgolfer72 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:07 PM

I guess my best Larry the cable guy impression does not translate to text



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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:35 PM

Sounds like what you need is a GOTEK which will go nicely in that piece of crap SF354 drive you have!afd918a829475939231742ec12272da3.jpg

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Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:03 AM

SF354 is with single sided drive. But even double sided floppy drive today is not good idea. Drives, disks are way too old and that makes whole usage very frustrating and unreliable.

So yes, some Gotek or HxC floppy emulator. Or even better SD card based UltraSatan (as modern hard disk solution) - there is plenty of SW what will work from it too.

Easy upgrades ? Look exxos site:  http://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/



#6 discgolfer72 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:01 AM

Sounds like what you need is a GOTEK which will go nicely in that piece of crap SF354 drive you have!

SF354 is with single sided drive. But even double sided floppy drive today is not good idea. Drives, disks are way too old and that makes whole usage very frustrating and unreliable.

So yes, some Gotek or HxC floppy emulator. Or even better SD card based UltraSatan (as modern hard disk solution) - there is plenty of SW what will work from it too.

Easy upgrades ? Look exxos site:  http://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/

thanks

answers most of my questions

 

i was unsure if the gotek would need a kit and actually install it in the st  or not

 

what do i need to install it in the 354 case

 also is ebay my best bet for the gotek or  where  can i get one ready to go  with everything i need  (im in the us )

 

i did cjeck out exxos site   but see any gotek drives in the web store



#7 discgolfer72 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:48 PM

is there a video cable option for these

the one I bought does not have the built in rf

and  I didn't get a video cable



#8 tjlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:46 AM

You need a 34-pin and floppy power extender to fit the GOTEK in the SF case. 3 standings and you can bolt it down and reassemble. I'm using Flashfloppy firmware. You can find them on eBay pre flashed.




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