[vcf-midatlantic] Floppy emulators, any experience?

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 17:37:22 EDT 2018

Gotek was a limited option, until the advent of flashfloppy firmware:

This makes it a very viable, relatively inexpensive, although not perfect,
replacement option. I like the idea of using it for most tasks, and
reserving the real thing for when it's absolutely needed, saving wear and

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 5:27 PM Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> I'm currently planning on various restorations of my older systems.
> Unfortunately
> I've got a limited number of working drives. I'd like to know your
> experiences
> with the floppy emulators that are available. I've seen the HxC, the Gotek
> and
> the clones, though I think the Gotek is also a clone. I haven't purchased
> anything and I'm trying to understand these things better before I start
> buying
> anything.
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