Creating 5.25" floppies
mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Mon Aug 17 18:52:56 CDT 2015
On Mon, 17 Aug 2015, Chris Osborn wrote:
> On Aug 17, 2015, at 3:44 PM, drlegendre . <drlegendre at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Any sense of what PC models / controllers are capable of this task?
> Anything that will run ImageDisk or Teledisk will work. It doesn?t
> necessarily have to be one of those computers, you could pull the 360k
> drives from one of them and hook them into a ?newer? PC that still has
> 5.25? 360k floppy support. There?s usually 360k floppy support on
> motherboards up to the Pentium III era.
Dave Dunfield has a test program which determines if your FDC can
Download the TestFDC program.
> I personally use an old ABIT KT7A-RAID board which has a controller
> which is capable of writing single-density/FM disks. I?ve got a
> half-height 5.25? 360k drive in it connected as drive B and a 3.5? 1.44M
> as drive A. I?ve used it quite often to create disks from my original
> TRS-80 Model I which can only do SSSD. I?ve also used it to make disks
> for the Kaypro and even make disks for my HP-150 which uses single-sided
> 3.5? disks.
Be advised that not all KT7A boards are created equal. I had one for a
while, until I discovered it would NOT write single-density disk images,
even though it's listed as supporting SD in Dave Dunfield's registry (same
page). I replaced it with an Abit KV8PRO, which takes an Athlon CPU, with
onboard 10/100/1000 ethernet, 1 AGP 8X/4X slot, 5 PCI slots, SATA and IDE
drive support, and 4 USB ports. No problem with single-density, on either
5-1/4" or 8" drives.
Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
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