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Old 07 May 2006, 13:01   #1
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3 Mode USB FDD...

Hopefully this is the right place to post this?

Found this very interesting item on the net:

http://translate.google.com/translat...lr%3D%26sa%3DG

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Old 07 May 2006, 14:01   #2
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I'm just wondering...
What use is a 3.5" FDD with 1.2 MB compatibility ?! As far as I know, 1.2 MB is a format for 5.25" disks only, is it not ?

The one I'm using was ordered from "Freecom Technology", nearly a couple years ago : it can read and write 720 KB/1.44 MB disks, and will also format the latter. It proved most useful, until I eventually purchased "CrossDOS V7", which kind of boosted up the speed - dramatically ! - when transferring the data from my physical Amiga to WinUAE...


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Isn't that another regular USB drive with hardcoded format support? (+extra 1.2M support)
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Isn't that another regular USB drive with hardcoded format support? (+extra 1.2M support)
I'm sure you are right Toni.

The reason why I'm interested in this is to read / image FM Towns floppy disks (see attached for different FM Towns floppy disk options)

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What use is a 3.5" FDD with 1.2 MB compatibility ?! As far as I know, 1.2 MB is a format for 5.25" disks only, is it not?
FM Towns floppy disks come on 3.5" with 1.2MB...

Just thought that this FDD might also be interesting for Amiga users
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Many of those USB drives support the japanese 3.5" 1.2MB standard..
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Many of those USB drives support the japanese 3.5" 1.2MB standard..
That's exactly what I want it to do

Didn't realise that many of them do though, thanks for the info.
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