[vcf-midatlantic] Floppy emulators, any experience?

jakari jakari at bithose.com
Mon Apr 9 17:05:47 EDT 2018

On 2018-04-09 16:27, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 04/09/2018 02:53 PM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> Some are listed as 720k, some 1.44MB, some with 2 digit display, some 
>> with
>> 3 digits, and a couple without a display and just 2 LEDs. So I’m a bit
>> confused as to which are the “right” ones to try to get.

Likewise... This is a timely thread since I'm zero for two on working 
IBM PS/2 floppy drives.  I will attempt to repair at least one of them, 
but one of these things would make things easier to get things 

So, is there one that people like?  Or dislike?  (In my case I'm talking 
normal PC-ish drives.)

> I suspect most are the same hardware. The main difference for the 
> emulator
> between a 720 and a 1.44 is the clock rate of the data (125, 250, 500).
> After that the tracks, sectors and sides are just software. I'm 
> surprised
> they don't mention that they device can be multiple drives. Wonder if 
> it
> can use the mux setup for 8 drives. ;-) (just kidding).

The written descriptions I'm seeing on Amazon make me think this level 
of detail is unlikely. ;)

Jameel Akari

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