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Atari External Gotek Floppy Cable??

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So I am trying to bring a 520STm back to life and want to use a Gotek as a external drive..

 

I have seen on Amibay a guy called a.mi.goun selling the cables I think I need.

 

Problem is you can't register on there at all right now.

 

Any idea on how to make my own? I've looked and have seen some confusing info.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Dan

 

 

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Hmmmm. I think most people would install the Gotek into a SF314 or SF354 shell and then hook that up to the ST normally. I haven't seen any information concerning how to create a cable like this though, so I'm not sure where to refer you to for making your own.

 

Why can't you register on Amibay? I clicked register and the registration process started. I didn't go all the way through and submit it though. Does it fail at some point after you submit it?

 

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I bought a drive cable from Best, cut it in half and made two cables like the one pictured. It was a little time consuming figuring out which wires needed to connect up to the ribbon cable, but it is totally possible.

 

How much is the cable? If it's less than $20 I would just buy it instead of making it myself again.

 

Don't forget you need to an external power supply as well - 2nd picture.

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That is just what I am looking to do. I can see how getting the correct pin outs would take time. I just bought a 520st myself and want to add a gotek. Hello fellow Utah person!

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