Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

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Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

Postby mselkin » Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:14 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm sure this has been asked before. Is there an easy way to get my floppy drive to be recognized as FLP1_? I have it attached via a straight cable to the tetroid disc interface and it is only accessible as FLP2_.

Thanking you,
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Re: Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

Postby XorA » Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:18 pm

mselkin wrote:Hi everyone,

I'm sure this has been asked before. Is there an easy way to get my floppy drive to be recognized as FLP1_? I have it attached via a straight cable to the tetroid disc interface and it is only accessible as FLP2_.

Thanking you,
Mark


Depending on the drive, as easy as opening it and moving DS1 jumper to DS0 (may require moving solder link/bridge)


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Re: Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

Postby Derek_Stewart » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:16 pm

Hi,

All disk drives intended for use on PC based computers thatvrun Windows, Linux have the drives configured to be Drive 1 (DS1), the floppy disk cable has a twist in the middle to switch the Drive Select to Drive 0 (DS0).

To get a Windows PC floppy disk drive working on a QL, straighten the twist in the cable to Drive 0 ( FLP1), and as suggested above change the Drive Select to DS0.

If the Drive Select is hard wired and you do not want to change tge hard wire. The drive can be configured as FLP1 by twisting lines 10, 11, 12 which will change the Drive to DS0.

I can make the cable for if you want.


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Re: Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

Postby mselkin » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:52 pm

Further to my last post, I obtained a GOTEK floppy emulator, which does let me configure it as drive 0, flp1_.
So, if I wish to use the GOTEK(jumpered as DS0) as flp1_ and the real floppy (hard wired as DS1) as flp2_, am I correct that the ribbon cable simply have 3 connectors (in parallel) and no twists?


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Re: Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

Postby XorA » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:56 pm

mselkin wrote:Further to my last post, I obtained a GOTEK floppy emulator, which does let me configure it as drive 0, flp1_.
So, if I wish to use the GOTEK(jumpered as DS0) as flp1_ and the real floppy (hard wired as DS1) as flp2_, am I correct that the ribbon cable simply have 3 connectors (in parallel) and no twists?


Yes


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Re: Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

Postby Tesla » Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:29 am

Hi Derek. I sent you a PM

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Re: Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

Postby mselkin » Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:12 pm

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I just finished 3D printing a case to house 2 floppy disks, still waiting on parts for a power supply and ribbon cable.


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Re: Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

Postby NormanDunbar » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:33 pm

That doesn't look too bad at all. Just out of interest, what 3D printer do you have and how long did that take to print please?

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Re: Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

Postby mselkin » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:25 pm

My 3D printer is home made/scratch built, that print took 34 hours but I believe I print slower than most people.


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Re: Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

Postby NormanDunbar » Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:18 am

Thanks.


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