EPS16 in need of HxC/Gotek but which one?

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EPS16 in need of HxC/Gotek but which one?

Post by blueknob » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:49 pm

I suspect the floppy drive in my old EPS16+ rack has expired, time to fit new. I gather the latest trick is to use one of those HxC - GoTek - USB jobs. Which one would I need to get and where's a good place (UK). I know it's the 750/800kB type as for the jumper settings, dunno as yet.
I see all sorts for sale on Amazon, are they all configureable? So I could get a 1.4Mb and via software set it for the EPS16+

I'm a little confused, is GoTek a company that has taken the HxC open source project and made them into a product? or wot?

thanks

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Re: EPS16 in need of HxC/Gotek but which one?

Post by madtheory » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:54 am

Yes it is confusing! But doesn't your EPS16+ rack have SCSI? You're a lot better off with a SCSI2SD card. Way faster than a floppy emulator.

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Re: EPS16 in need of HxC/Gotek but which one?

Post by blueknob » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:22 pm

Yes I'm fully scuzzied up, but sometimes I prefer to have the OS from floppy than scsi due to the type of editing I'm doing.

Do you know what type spec of Gotek, HxC unit I need?

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Re: EPS16 in need of HxC/Gotek but which one?

Post by Rasputin » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:13 am

blueknob wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Do you know what type spec of Gotek, HxC unit I need?
Mr. Blue, sir...

http://zine.r-massive.com/floppy-emulat ... udio-gear/

This explains it all.

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Re: EPS16 in need of HxC/Gotek but which one?

Post by blueknob » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:52 am

Hurrah! Mr R saves the day! Thanks, I did have a quick look on that site but didn't come across that page. I esp. like those config files on offer, nice.

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