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MGD1 and Gotek?

 
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conceitedjerk



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:26 pm    Post subject: MGD1 and Gotek? Reply with quote

I've been out of the loop for several years - has anyone ever gotten a Gotek drive to work with the MGD1 in place of the external 3.5 floppy?
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Mystic_Merlin



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently working on an "easy" solution for copiers using Gotek with Flash Floppy, an oled display and a rotary encoder.

I've been able to use fast loading 12Mb and 11Mb IMG/IMA floppy images on PF, GD, SWC...

The MGD2 uses also a specific format, FU (U=Ultra I guess), of 1756kb which consists of 18x512bx2 + 11x1024bx2x79 = 1,798,144b = 1756kb that the GDSF7 can also read but I was unable to recreate those, unless I was using HFE which is quite slow at the time I tested it.
Full thread here:
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/issues/134

I don't recall what format the MGD1 is using but try to make a HFE dump and see how it goes with Flash Floppy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might yet play around with it. All I have at the moment is a bare MGD1 and floppy adapter, no cables or cart adapters. This would certainly give me an excuse to finally do something with it, just not certain I'd want to spend the money on cables and cart adapters. I'll sleep on it, it'd be nice to give back to the community... or the 4-5 people still using an MGD1 for anything other than backing up FDS disks Wink
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Tomy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mystic_Merlin,

Thank you for support tototek forum so long time Very Happy

Gotek drive have different model. Which one is the best to use FlashFloppy ? Thanks.
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Mystic_Merlin



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomy wrote:
Hi Mystic_Merlin,

Thank you for support tototek forum so long time Very Happy

Gotek drive have different model. Which one is the best to use FlashFloppy ? Thanks.


Thanks for keeping it alive Tomy, still the most resourceful forum on the topic Very Happy

The Gotek I'm using is the SFR1M44-U100K but I believe they should all work.
Easiest way to get it going once you installed the firmware is to create a 1.44MB floppy image with WinImage then drag your .SMC, .FIG...file in it

PS: I contacted you a while ago regarding a new PEEL for my DPF parallel adapter, please PM me so we can follow up Wink
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