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USB floppy disk?

Postby icbrkr » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:17 pm

I'm fairly certain I know the answer to this - but is it possible to mount a USB floppy drive under 4.1?
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Re: USB floppy disk?

Postby Raziel » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:40 pm

Most of todays USB devices come either with a driver on it's hardware or with a software driver.
The latter won't work since the software won't run.
IF it features a hardware driver AND mounts itself as some kind of (slow) mass storage device, it *could* be possible to use (read/write - albeit i doubt it will support any of amiga's special floppy methods).

Normally i'd go with "No", since there is no USB driver"
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Re: USB floppy disk?

Postby Amigo1 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:40 pm

icbrkr wrote:I'm fairly certain I know the answer to this - but is it possible to mount a USB floppy drive under 4.1?

luckily I found a drive an was abler to test it. The result:

it does work on x1000 with a TEAC UFD-03 external Floppy Drive Unit.
It does not read floppies from the "Classic" Commodore Amiga 68k-hardware-Era formatted floppies however.

so we learned something new today.. :)
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Re: USB floppy disk?

Postby icbrkr » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:08 pm

Amigo1 wrote:
icbrkr wrote:I'm fairly certain I know the answer to this - but is it possible to mount a USB floppy drive under 4.1?

luckily I found a drive an was abler to test it. The result:

it does work on x1000 with a TEAC UFD-03 external Floppy Drive Unit.
It does not read floppies from the "Classic" Commodore Amiga 68k-hardware-Era formatted floppies however.

so we learned something new today.. :)


I didn't expect to read original floppy disks so I'm good there. Was it just plug and play? Or did you do something differently?
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Re: USB floppy disk?

Postby Amigo1 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:02 am

icbrkr wrote:
Amigo1 wrote:
icbrkr wrote:I'm fairly certain I know the answer to this - but is it possible to mount a USB floppy drive under 4.1?

luckily I found a drive an was abler to test it. The result:

it does work on x1000 with a TEAC UFD-03 external Floppy Drive Unit.
It does not read floppies from the "Classic" Commodore Amiga 68k-hardware-Era formatted floppies however.

so we learned something new today.. :)


I didn't expect to read original floppy disks so I'm good there. Was it just plug and play? Or did you do something differently?


Just plug&play
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Re: USB floppy disk?

Postby icbrkr » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:05 am

Amigo1 wrote:
I didn't expect to read original floppy disks so I'm good there. Was it just plug and play? Or did you do something differently?


Just plug&play[/quote]

Awesome, thanks. I'm off to find one of these to use.
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