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by Cristian
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

Ah! :lol: I'm hoping the last one I have with floppy support still works! I suggest you to check the BIOS config menu first. You should find something like Advanced -> Floppy configuration. Here you find a list of supported floppy drives, and you must choose 5.1/4 and the correct capacity (if prese...
by Cristian
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrive Unit Design
Replies: 92
Views: 5762

Re: Microdrive Unit Design

RWAP wrote:I have 3 microdrive units with just a single key (instead of the normal 2) - does anyone want one of these units to experiment with and compare?

It could be interesting. Can you tell something about their condition and price please?
thanks
by Cristian
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrive Unit Design
Replies: 92
Views: 5762

Re: Microdrive Unit Design

Sure, I got your argument and I agree. I simply shared some extra info I forgotted to share before.
No disappointment from my side at all. Please feel free to explain the speed adjusting procedure: I'll consider it but I can't promise anything
by Cristian
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

vanpeebles wrote:See if it will format a disk and write some files to it :)

Yes I know, but first I have to find a sufficiently old PC/OS capable of recognising the drive itself!
by Cristian
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

I would like to be sure if it's still working. I do have a couple of 5.25 floppy discs (who knows if they are still reliable?) but how to test? Should I search for a very old PC to connect the drive to? Probably also the Trumpcard will not recognise it automatically since it is set for a PC. I'm ope...
by Cristian
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrive Unit Design
Replies: 92
Views: 5762

Re: Microdrive Unit Design

I don't think that a so slight speed difference could be sufficient to produce such results. Consider Loop time formula. LoopTime[s] = TapeLenght[mm] / ( RollerDiameter[mm] * PI) / MotorSpeed [r/m] * 60 Another information about that top-performance cartridge: the speedtest reported (and continues ...
by Cristian
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Speccy 35th anniversary!
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Speccy 35th anniversary!

Dave wrote:Probably before QL2 :P

:lol:
by Cristian
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Random hardware ideas!
Replies: 76
Views: 5757

Re: Random hardware ideas!

I just want to be able to plug my QubIDE and Gold Card into the QL at the same time, in order to be able to run floppies and a hard disk on one machine at the same time. Out of curiosity: What is the advantage of this much larger solution over QL-SD, which is also Qubide on SDHC card, just as conta...

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