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by Namida88
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: 8" drive support
Replies: 20
Views: 8565

Re: 8" drive support

With some help, I was able to connect a NEC FD1165-A to the KF. Here is what we did : - Remove the drive from its enclosure and look for a jumper called RD. - Change jumper settings from 2 to 1 (don't forget to put it back to 2 if using the drive again with a Japanese PC, this is the VFO switch). - ...
by Namida88
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: 8" drive support
Replies: 20
Views: 8565

8" drive support

This tells I won't be able to test my drives too soon.
The two Shugart ones I bought from ebay came without power supply.
I should have thought about it before I bid.

Now I hope we manage do make it with NEC drives, which are easier to find (and cheaper too).
by Namida88
Wed May 11, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 8" floppy drives work!
Replies: 72
Views: 20089

Re: 8" floppy drives work!

Thanks for the information regarding drives, I've just bought two of them on ebay :) Also someone was kind enough to have a look at the NEC drives. He read manuals for the FD1165 and SA800 and has some experience with floppy drives. His conclusions is that signals are nearly the same. The SA800 uses...
by Namida88
Sat May 07, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 8" floppy drives work!
Replies: 72
Views: 20089

Re: 8" floppy drives work!

Excellent news ! :P Unfortunately Shugart 8" floppy drives never had a chance to be sold here in Japan. All I can find here are NEC drives. When you have a chance, can you check if it works with a NEC FD1165-A ? Otherwise I guess I'll have to find a working Shugart drive on ebay. Could you tell me w...
by Namida88
Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: 8" drive support
Replies: 20
Views: 8565

Re: 8" drive support

I found the PINOUT of NEC1165A :  1 WINDOW/O  3 MFM/I  5 READ DATA/O  7 WRITE PROTECT/O  9 TRACK 00/O 11 WRITE GATE/I 13 WRITE DATA/I 15 STEP/I 17 DIRECTION SELECT/I 19 DRV SELECT 3/I 21 DRV SELECT 2/I 23 DRV SELECT 1/I 25 DRV SELECT 0/I 27 VFO SYNC/I 29 READY/O 31 INDEX/O 33 HEAD LOAD/I 35 IN USE/I...
by Namida88
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: 8" drive support
Replies: 20
Views: 8565

Re: 8" drive support

I purchased an adapter from DBit to hook up my 8" floppies to a standard 34-pin controller, it is also capable of generating one additional signal needed for writing (but this is not required for reading disks.) Reading your post, I also bought one adapter. Were you succesful into connecting a NEC ...