|04-11-2006, 07:51 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Floppy drives on A2000
I got 2 PC floppy drives (Panasonic JU-257A606) which can be modified to serve as Amiga drives. First drive is already modded and work nicely as DF0: (drive is connected to mobo connectors by flat ribbon cable).
In order to connect the other drive, I use standard PC floppy ribbon cable with 2 3.5" connectors - second one has 3-4 wires inverted. Now, I am not sure if I have to mod second drive as DF1: (DiskSelect 1 on floppy board) or to clone first drive (DiskSelect 0 on floppy board). Maybe those twisted wires on ribbon cable select drive signals so I should make 2nd drive identical to 1st one?
Any experience? Nobody?
|04-11-2006, 11:44 AM||#3|
Defender of the Faith
Re: Floppy drives on A2000
the twist trick was done by Ibm, to reduce the cost of time to configure drive as DS0
So all PC drives are setted to DS1, and the twist make them visible to the controler as DS0 , the other drive is DS1.
Keep the Faith !
VG 5000/A1000/500/500+/600/2000/CDTV/1200PPC-GREX/1200PPC -ATEO-BV/4060D/CD32/Aone/Peg 1/Peg2 G4/ various funny machines too :-) http://www.mo5.com/collection/index.php?pseudo=CLS2086
I also repair drives of our old beloved Amiga
|drives , a2000 , floppy|
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