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MY PC 3.5 / 5.25 DRIVE  TRANSFER TO USB

 

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Device Side Data's FC5025 USB 5.25" floppy controller plugs into any computer's USB port and enables you to attach a 5.25" floppy drive. Even if your computer has no built-in floppy controller, the FC5025 lets you read those old disks. And it's not just for IBM PC disks it also understands formats used by Apple, Atari, Commodore and TI, among others.

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PC FC5025 USB 5.25  FLOPPY CONTROLLER

Requirements:
The FC5025 connects to any computer's USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port. Compatible software is required; see below for system requirements for the included software.

The FC5025 is USB powered. Power from USB runs only the FC5025 itself; you must supply power to the drive mechanism separately, such as from your computer's power supply.

The FC5025 is sold as a controller board only without a drive mechanism. It has been tested to work well with the TEAC FD-55GFR drive and should also work with most other PC-style 5.25" drives. (Note: the included software expects a 1.2M drive, even when reading 360k disks.)

Limitations
The FC5025 is read-only. It cannot write to floppies.
The FC5025 may be unable to read disks that are damaged
    or copy-protected.
The FC5025 is intended for 5.25" disks only, not 3.5" or 8"
    disks.
Most PC-style drives can't read the second side of "flippy"
    disks

Supporting following type of disk:
Apple DOS 3.2 (13-sector)
Apple DOS 3.3 (16-sector)
Apple ProDOS
Atari 810
Calcomp Vistagraphics 4500
Commodore 1541
Kaypro 2 CP/M 2.2
Kaypro 4 CP/M 2.2
MS-DOS
Motorola VersaDOS
North Star MDS-A-D
PMC MicroMate
Tandy Color Computer Disk BASIC
TI-99/4A

   
KRYOFLUX WEBSITE

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PC KRYOFLUX  USB 5.25  FLOPPY CONTROLLER

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Compatible with USB 2.0 (high-speed).
Powered by USB interface (approx. 500mA). Drive requires its own power (typical floppy drive power requirement at spin-up > 500mA).
Shugart (with extensions) drive interface. 34-pin dual-row header connector.
Works with all major 3.5" and 5.25" drives
Works well with selected 3" (e.g. Amstrad FDI-1) drives.
Also works with 8" (e.g. Shugart 851; might require additional adapter) drives; other types of drives and media currently under investigation.
Connection of two drives supported using a dual floppy cable, one can be accessed at a time.
Host software is currently Windows (XP and up, 32 and 64-bit flavours), Mac OS X and Linux.
Easy to use Graphical User Interface (including raw data visualisation):

 

Supported Formats
KryoFlux stream files
CT Raw
Generic FM
Generic MFM (IMA, IMG)
Atari 8-bit (XFD, both FM and MFM)
AmigaDOS (ADF)
Amiga DiskSpare
Apple DOS 3.2
Apple DOS 3.3+ (including DSK with interleave)
Apple DOS 400K/800K (CLV)
Emu
Emu II
DEC RX01
DEC RX02
CBM DOS (D64, with optional error map)
CBM GCR image (G64)
Various custom formats for CBM
MicroProse
RapidLok
Datasoft
Vorpal
V-MAX!
Teque
TDP
Big Five
OziSoft
Single and double sided aswell as single (SD), double (DD) and high density (HD) are supported.


 

 

 

Final Specifications:

CPU: 40 MIPS (PIC24HJ256GP210A) 
RAM: 512K STATIC, 55ns 
USB: FTDI 240X FIFO, Full Speed 
SERIAL: Dual RS232 ports, one full or half duplex, one half duplex 
FLOPPY: 
34 pin standard PC floppy interface, fully 
bi-directional
SD-CARD: Micro SD card slot (1GB or larger cards) 
RESOLUTION: 25ns
POWER: USB can power 3.5" drive directly, external power \ supply required for 5.25" drives
MISC.:  Future expansion port for IEC interface, future cycle exact 1541 drive emulator, possible SD2IEC. 
SOFTWARE: disk copier/imager and analyzer software 
compatible with Win95-Win8.1-Win10

CASES

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SUPERCARD PRO USB 3.5 / 5.25 FLOPPY CONTROLLER

2012 Version

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FORUM:
 Besides being a disk copier that can be driven by anything from a Timex Sinclair to a desktop PC, this device also has the ability to mimic an original disk drive. So, you could use original Commodore 1541/1571 formatted disks, Amiga disks, etc. with your PC (and emulators). You just need to supply a PC type disk drive. 

The hardware consists of a 40MIPs PIC micro (24HJ256GP210A), 512K of static RAM, a FTDI USB FIFO/RS232 interface, and misc. support circuitry. There is enough RAM on board to store an entire 1541 disk in GCR format, so one of the possible things to have is an auto-load of the entire disk into RAM (which would take less than 14 seconds) when a disk change is detected. There is also plenty of memory for multiple flux reads and compares for the write splice(s) and such.

The SuperCard Pro hardware was changed to make the 34 pin floppy port fully bi-directional. This means that it can (and will in the future) emulate a floppy drive similar to the HxC device, but will use flux level images generated by SuperCard Pro and stored on the SD-card. This would let you replace an existing 3.5" or 5.25" floppy drive with the SuperCard Pro and it would act exactly like a real floppy drive.



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