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Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:07 am
by vanpeebles
Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive, eg TEAC 55-D GFR

Cheers! :D

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:52 pm
by Cristian

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:01 pm
by vanpeebles
Is it cheap? :D I need to connect it to a PC, so I can write x68000 discs.

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:46 pm
by Cristian
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 open to suggestions

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:05 pm
by vanpeebles
See if it will format a disk and write some files to it :)

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:52 pm
by Cristian
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!

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:03 am
by vanpeebles
Ah! :lol: I'm hoping the last one I have with floppy support still works!

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:17 am
by Derek_Stewart
Hi,

I have some old BBC Micro 5.25" 40/80 Track Floppy Disk Drives, when I get time I will see if they work and can access some of my 5.25" QL Disks.

If I made a 3.5" + 5.25" twin drive combo, in a Black Case, would this be of interest.

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:52 am
by vanpeebles
I have a BBC set off my B+ but I don't think they do 1.2mb HD discs?

Re: Wanted: 5.25" 1.2mb Floppy Drive

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:31 am
by Cristian
vanpeebles wrote: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 present). Then is necessary that your OS can recognise such kind of drives.