As they are standard 34-pin floppy devices they do still need a controller board to work with the SAM Coupe.
I’ve build a few customised versions of my disk drive controller board with longer cables to accommodate these in the past for people. There’s photos of one in the ‘SAM Projects’ article in SAM Revival 25. Colin ===== Quazar : Hardware, Software, Spares and Repairs for the SAM Coupé 1995-2016 - Celebrating 22 Years of developing for the SAM Coupé Website: www.samcoupe.com <http://www.samcoupe.com> From: owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no [mailto:owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no] On Behalf Of Rich Mellor (RWAP) Sent: 23 May 2016 20:11 To: email@example.com Subject: RE: Floppy disk drive error You could probably also consider switching to a HxC Floppy emulator (that has been shown to work with the Sam Coupe), or the cheaper Gotek drive (or clone such as the flopper interface - http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/10973 Just a different way of accessing software... Rich www.rwapsoftware.co.uk <http://www.rwapsoftware.co.uk> On May 23, 2016 at 7:58 PM Colin Piggot <qua...@clara.net <mailto:qua...@clara.net> > wrote: Always worth bearing in mind that the Citizen disk drives used by MGT/SAMCo were made around 1989-1991 or thereabouts, they were discontinued very early in SAM’s life so are getting on for over 25 years old! The belts will be perishing quite a bit and becoming slack, unfortunately I’ve not been able to get reliable replacements for a few years – not found another that I was 100% happy with. The only solution I currently offer is my replacement disk drive system based around a modern PC disk drive and a new controller board -> www.samcoupe.com/hardfdc.htm <http://www.samcoupe.com/hardfdc.htm> Also, if of interest to anybody here I do have a couple offers on some hardware goodies and a bundle of SAM Revival magazines on the go at the moment -> www.samcoupe.com/offers.htm <http://www.samcoupe.com/offers.htm> Colin ===== Quazar : Hardware, Software, Spares and Repairs for the SAM Coupé 1995-2016 - Celebrating 22 Years of developing for the SAM Coupé Website: www.samcoupe.com <http://www.samcoupe.com> From: owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no <mailto:owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no> [mailto:owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no] On Behalf Of Thomas Seifert Sent: 23 May 2016 13:53 To: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> Subject: Re: R: Floppy disk drive error if the disk drive is older - like 10 years or more - could be the belt drive needs replacing as this is the most common fault with older SAM Coupe disk drives - you can get these from Colin Pigot (drive belts and also disk drives) >> http://www.samcoupe.com/hardware.htm Rich Mellor RWAP Software www.rwapsoftware.co.uk <http://www.rwapsoftware.co.uk> www.sellmyretro.com <http://www.sellmyretro.com>