Classic mac fun (and some questions)
brianlanning at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 12:48:47 CDT 2009
On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Cameron Kaiser<spectre at floodgap.com> wrote:
>> > > Can I write mac or apple 2gs floppies with a PC floppy drive?
>> > If you have a raw disk image, sure. Only the original GCR disks cannot
>> > be written that way, but the later MFM disks (of which the Q700 can most
>> > definitely read) can be done with a PC from an image.
>> Got a link to some software to do this?
> Well, rawrite, anything like that :)
>> through the floppy disk controller or can I do this with a usb floppy
> Depends on the program. I've only ever done this with an internal FDC
> drive but I don't see a reason why an external USB wouldn't work.
>> I was under the impression that mac floppy drives used some sort of
>> variable speed voodoo that made them incompatible with PCs.
> Not the (more) current MFM disks. The original GCR disks above do indeed
> use a variable speed system and cannot be written by conventional PC drives.
> However, the later MFM disks and "SuperDrives" (not to be confused with
> Apple's contemporary use of the term) are bog standard except for the HFS.
Thanks. I'll try all that out tonight as well.
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