On 16/11/2021 20:51, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote:
On 05/11/2021 23:54, Andrew wrote:
On 05/11/2021 19:42, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote:
Yeah, I'd need a case w/ a PSU or something for a 5.25" drive. That
would be fun. Gotta love old power supplies :/
I might not do it, but it's a nice idea for future posterity - these
drives aren't gonna get any more common. And it's better than using
a 486 PC or something because it can read more formats. So the
fluxengine software works with the Greaseweazle okay too then?
I haven't got a case for the drive to go in, that's far too posh.
Actually there are some 3D printable ones to fit a both drive and
Greaseweazle board, but they are larger than I can print.
It might be possible to get a small 5V + 12V PSU (rather than an old
ATX one) - the current draw isn't going to be huge. Or perhaps a
second USB cable with a USB-PD module in 12V mode for super-modern-ness!
The Fluxengine is software, hardware and firmware - although the
hardware is a dev board only programmable from Windows, so that's of
Greaseweazle is also software, hardware and firmware.
I use the Greaseweazle hardware with both Fluxengine and Greaseweazle
software, depending on what I'm doing. Fluexngine for reading,
Greaseweazle for everything else. 'gw clean' is useful. It moves the
head back and forwards a few times.
All good ideas, and thanks for the information :)
Does anyone on this list happen to have a 5.25 inch floppy drive that
they're willing to part ways with? I'm happy to pay for it as well if
the price is reasonable.
I have successfully acquired a 5.25" drive, and some disks, as I managed
to make an offer for only 10 of 100 someone was selling on eBay. They
did me a very good deal, so if anyone else needs some disks, get them
from here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294564781498 :)
Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2021-12-07 20:00
Check to whom you are replying
Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk
New thread, don't hijack: mailto:email@example.com