FC5025 USB 5.25 floppy controller - first report
snhirsch at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 09:01:23 CST 2010
On Sat, 20 Feb 2010, Jack Rubin wrote:
> I ordered my board as soon as I got the announcement on Thursday. I received
> the board today (Saturday) and took it for a spin - imaged an Apple
> 16-sector disk and an MSDOS 1.2M disk using a YD-380 as the source drive.
> Both worked great - the Apple disk produced a .dsk file that opened and read
> in CiderPress and the DOS disk produced a .img file that looked good in
> I was tempted to hook it up to an 8" drive using my DBIT adapter but
> hesitated based on the discussions here. Would the DBIT adapter provide the
> necessary buffering to drive a Shugart 801? I really like the idea of an 8"
> drive connected to a netbook.
Why would a Shugart 801 represent a different load than a 5.25" drive?
Aren't they both 5V TTL level interfaces?
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