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#1 videofx OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 10:51 AM

Thanks to Fritz442 for supplying and helping me get the drive working.

 

I have created a 3.5" external drive that works great!

 

Here are some photos

 

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#2 --- Ω --- OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 10:59 AM

Thanks to Fritz442 for supplying and helping me get the drive working.

 

I have created a 3.5" external drive that works great!

 

Here are some photos

 

That is an awesome post, I like it!  :thumbsup:

I was wondering though, since that looks so cool, can you tell us where you purchased the case?  Some others may wish to copy you.

 

** EDIT **

Do you have any photos of the internals?


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#3 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 11:46 AM

Now all we need is a tiny external controller that hooks directly to the expansion port! A beige case and a beige drive too. :love: :lol:

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 12:35 PM

I have been toying with the idea of getting a 3.5 inch floppy working via usb on a raspberry pi. Then maybe try mapping a drive on the TIPI to the physical drive.

I am also a fan of the beige(non qi) console.

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 1:44 PM

I have been toying with the idea of getting a 3.5 inch floppy working via usb on a raspberry pi. Then maybe try mapping a drive on the TIPI to the physical drive.

I am also a fan of the beige(non qi) console.

Super easy but you will have pc disk format with tifiles

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#6 videofx OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 1:52 PM

 

That is an awesome post, I like it!  :thumbsup:

I was wondering though, since that looks so cool, can you tell us where you purchased the case?  Some others may wish to copy you.

 

** EDIT **

Do you have any photos of the internals?

 

 

 

Thanks for the kind words glad you like my post!

 

Ask and you shall receive! 

 

Here are some photos of the internals

 

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I found the case on Ebay. I  am always looking for stuff I can build.  I can't wait for the TIPI!!!


Edited by videofx, Thu Nov 1, 2018 1:53 PM.


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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 2:00 PM

Super easy but you will have pc disk format with tifiles

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You know, I tried a USB disk drive on a RPi once and IIRC it worked, but I've NEVER tried it with the TIPI/RPi configuration.  For some reason I *ASSUMED* the TIPI would not support it.  For a sidecar TIPI that might be kinda cool, but for the P-Box TIPI it really does not seem necessary, especially once M@ gets the DSR fixed/updated.



#8 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 2:01 PM

 
You know, I tried a USB disk drive on a RPi once and IIRC it worked, but I've NEVER tried it with the TIPI/RPi configuration.  For some reason I *ASSUMED* the TIPI would not support it.  For a sidecar TIPI that might be kinda cool, but for the P-Box TIPI it really does not seem necessary, especially once M@ gets the DSR fixed/updated.

It's the same you just softlink a folder in tipi_disk to /dev/fd0

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 2:07 PM

It's the same you just softlink a folder in tipi_disk to /dev/fd0

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Could you please show us how.  :thumbsup:



#10 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 2:11 PM

 
Could you please show us how. 

https://www.google.c...-links.html/amp



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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 2:14 PM

https://www.google.c...-links.html/amp



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Μοιάζει ελληνικά.

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#12 broettger OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 3:47 PM

Super easy but you will have pc disk format with tifiles


Yeah. Not super useful. It would need to support native disks to be useful. I will need to ponder this a bit further.

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 3:49 PM

Yeah. Not super useful. It would need to support native disks to be useful. I will need to ponder this a bit further.

You could only do 720k disks to support a TI format.. there's no 1.44 for the 4a that working.. just the geneve

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 4:05 PM

You could only do 720k disks to support a TI format.. there's no 1.44 for the 4a that working.. just the geneve

 

Not gonna happen, especially for the few people that would use it, but to be able to use and FORMAT all types up to and including DSDD in 80 tracks that could then be swapped with other TI's using 3.5's would be cool.



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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2018 5:17 AM

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If you can find one, the Backpack 3.5 can be adapted pretty easily to be used on a TI-99/4A. Just disconnect the connector on the drive and add a small pigtail with the connector of your choice.

 

I have this one set up as drive #6 on my second system. It is connected to a Myarc HFDC and is set up DS/QD..



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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2018 6:18 AM

The FC5025 had drivers written for Windows, Linux, and Macs that allowed you to read through a USB port data from a TI formatted 5.25" disk.  See details at http://www.deviceside.com/fc5025.html. It was read only, not write.

 

Source code was also available.

 

Beery



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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2018 9:28 AM

I like VideoFX's solution, it's really small and neat looking.  I did an external drive a couple of years back using an EZ135 case, but it's not as compact as his.






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