As you can see it’s designed to slip into the 3. This allows me to use boot from virtual disks on computers that allow USB floppy drives. I think the easiest way to do this would be to use the switch to change which device has power, but I would like to know for sure. D Frank S How does your switch work to change which disk drive is being used? An account of the adventure as forewarned:
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BUSlink FDD1 USB Floppy Drive
Here’s pictures of it in the FDD1 enclosure: D Heather Very nice Heather. An account of the adventure as forewarned: I’ll let folks know how it turned out with a blog post. I have an enclosure that is nearly identical to that!
Exactly what the doctor ordered although it would have looked a little nicer in a low profile one; lots of these old 3. D Frank S How does your buslin work to change which disk drive is being used? It works very well, emulating a couple of floppy disk drives. I could easily cut a hole to allow access to the ribbon so I could use it with other systems too.
Looks like I might have a solution for this. The emulator is for my Model 1 and System 80, not my Model 4. I think the easiest way to do this would be to use the switch to change which device has power, but I would like to know for sure.
The screw holes in the bottom of the emulator lined up with those on the bottom of the case so I could secure it busljnk there well.
It might be worth mentioning that the HxC also comes in a cased version http: Hello Tez, why do you want the emulator outside the TRS?
Pictures would be a plus. In other words, package it up as self-sufficient external drive which will look tidy next to my TRS M1 or System A couple of these, for instance but not so yellow ;-: Even though your enclosure is a little larger than necessary, it looks like it works well for your purposes. I think mine used to house a SCSI tape drive too.
Wired the emulator up to the 5V power supply and issue sorted! This allows me to use boot from virtual disks on computers that allow USB floppy drives.
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So i can boot from the emulator and the drive A. As you can see my solution makes a larger footprint than yours but my TRS M1 and System 80 have no USB port, so a self-contained 5 volt supply was necessary.
I’m very happy with the performance but it does appear rather naked. As you can see it’s designed to slip into the 3.
Bislink replaced the drive with the floppy emulator. Before I try and roll my own, I’m just wondering if anyone knows of anything available commercially. Are there or were there external 3.