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Old 30 June 2019, 17:11   #1
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Copying files to Amiga gotek drive from a Windows PC

I placed an order for a Gotek drive for my Amiga.

It just occurred to me, how can I transfer files to a usb stick from my PC?
I would imagine the Gotek usb flash stick is formatted in Amiga file format and is probably not readable on a Windows box.
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Old 30 June 2019, 17:13   #2
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Supports FAT32. Just copy over as normal. Gotek can read if natively and it has nothing to do with Amiga being able to read the usb... Amiga just sees a floppy drive.
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Old 30 June 2019, 17:33   #3
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Supports FAT32. Just copy over as normal. Gotek can read if natively and it has nothing to do with Amiga being able to read the usb... Amiga just sees a floppy drive.
This is great. Can't wait to get it.
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Be sure you understand, You're storing Amiga floppy Disk images to the USB, not Amiga native files (Unless some firmware update made this possible that I missed).

So to save files, you would need to copy the files into the floppy image using a third party utility or emulator.
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One question regarding Gotek drives. Are they read only or can you write to them like a regular floppy?
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