USB floppy disk?

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USB floppy disk?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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