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Old 15 September 2006, 19:25   #1
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Can Chinon FB-357a be used as DF1 with KS 1.3?


My question is can the Chinon FB-357a be used as DF1 with KS 1.3? I don't need it to be HD as DF1. But I want to be able to play games and run demos that require 2 floppy drives. Currently I have an FZ-357A as DF0, but my DF1 drive which is 880K seems to have died.

Old 15 September 2006, 21:58   #2
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Is the FB 357 A an internal drive?
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Old 16 September 2006, 02:34   #3
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I believe it is an internal drive. I am not sure the difference between the FB-357A and the FZ-357A. I have the later one in my A2000, and it has operated perfectly for years, both as an Amiga only drive and a shared drive to the A2386sx Bridgeboard.

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Sure you can. If you have an A-2000, just change positions of the drives on the cable and also change the jumper from DS0 to DS1 and vice versa on the other drive.
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Old 30 September 2006, 01:11   #5
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The FB is for the A3000 (no face plate). The FZ is for the A4000 (face plate).
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Hi :-)

The FB357A is the A2000/3000/500 style (thick drive) and is High Density able (1,76Mb, only with kickstart/workbench 2.1 and up)
It was available with or without faceplate.

The FZ357A is the slim version for A1200/A600/A4000, is High Density too with the same restrictions. Idem for the faceplate , it was available as external Chinon unit too.

It can be used as df1: on Kickstart v1.3 but only as a low density drive (880Kb)
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