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#1 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:50 PM

Who uses a Gotek floppy emulator on their Model III/IV units? I'm getting ready to put one in in a few weeks and wanted to hear some thoughts from users who are already rocking this setup. :)

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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:55 PM

Who uses a Gotek floppy emulator on their Model III/IV units? I'm getting ready to put one in in a few weeks and wanted to hear some thoughts from users who are already rocking this setup. :)

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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:52 AM

I guess I'm kind of wondering the best way to set it up... can you swap virtual disks on the fly, or is it more effectively set up as one giant disk with a massive capacity?

Does the TRS do much direct sector access, or is TRSDOS more file-based?

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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 AM

A TIPI-like solution would be nice too.  

I've been eyeing the various options (as well as their prices) over the past couple of years like the MISE, FreHD and the HxC.  One of these days I just might pull the trigger, but after experiencing the TIPI on the TI with it's WiFi and storage ability, I'm thinking a variant for the Mode III & 4 would be neat.  

 

Not sure how interfacing would be accomplished for ALL machines though as many TRS-80's came without RS-232's.

 

 

For the Gotek on a TRS-80, this would be a perfect 3D printer application for the drive bay!



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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:24 AM

The M3SE is pretty damned close...

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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:51 AM

The M3SE is pretty damned close...

 

Yes, it has wired Ethernet and even an option to use a modern monitor which I like, but man, the price is like... astronomical.  When I last checked the M3SE was going for around $300.00.  To me that is kind of spendy, especially since I'll need to get the TRS-80 too.   I'm patient, if an RPi based alternative ever hits the market at a more reasonable price, I may finally get back into the TRS-80.

 

In the end, no matter how much I like something, the price-to-benefit-to-enjoyment/usefulness ratio is always a deciding factor.



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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:13 AM

It's a floppy disk emulator you swap disks just like a physical drive just instead of remove disk you just select another image

I am not aware of any sugart interface drives for the trs80 that are larger than a floppy disk. The stock controller is not capable of handling that.

There are hard disk setups for the trs80 that are more expensive and use the expansion port to connect their own controllers

I guess I'm kind of wondering the best way to set it up... can you swap virtual disks on the fly, or is it more effectively set up as one giant disk with a massive capacity?

Does the TRS do much direct sector access, or is TRSDOS more file-based?

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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:15 AM

And priced accordingly. I like mine though the Ethernet isn't good for much yet but a ftp server and I can't justify buying more than one for my collection due to price..

The M3SE is pretty damned close...


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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:35 AM

I guess I'm kind of wondering the best way to set it up... can you swap virtual disks on the fly, or is it more effectively set up as one giant disk with a massive capacity?

Does the TRS do much direct sector access, or is TRSDOS more file-based?

 

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