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by horse_dreams
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Checking for and Retrying Bad Sectors while using Stream Files (Preservation)
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Checking for and Retrying Bad Sectors while using Stream Files (Preservation)

So I've got this gigantic stack of 3.5" floppy disks I want to image with my KryoFlux, 99% of them being Macintosh formatted. I've already asked some questions here and this post by SomeGuy got me thinking: Preservation stream dumps keep 5 revolutions of data. If it did not get a good read for a sec...
by horse_dreams
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?

Thanks for the jumper info ZrX. Interestingly enough, the letters under the jumper pins go like this: _______________ 9|G|A|A|T|I|0|█|1|1 =============== |1|2-3|4-5|H|█|1|8 --------------- That's exactly how they're written on the board. Another really interesting bit is that the sticker on the top ...
by horse_dreams
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?

I can give the density setting a try this weekend, I'm just reporting my findings so far before I go to bed. I looked online and found little to no information regarding the jumpers on the SMD-300. Quite reassuring, I know. I read that with the SMD-340 the jumpers had something to do with the drive ...
by horse_dreams
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?

...check your density line setting... How would I do this exactly? Is that a hardware or software thing? Over the weekend I purchased a handful of floppy drives off of eBay. This afternoon I received two drives; still waiting for more to come in. They are a Teac FD-235HF (maxtrack=81) and an Epson ...
by horse_dreams
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?

A single sector at track 48, side 0? I'd think copy protection, but not on every disk. I wish it was just a single sector, most of the time it's not the case. Just, for some reason, the bad sector(s) begin at track 48, side 0. Copy protection is a good thought, but even on a shareware disk this was...
by horse_dreams
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?

Thanks for the link brightcaster. I read the whole thread but didn't really understand what I needed to use. I did try copying several 400K/800K disks using the "Apple DOS 400K/800K" setting (everything at defaults), but for some odd reason every single disk supposedly had a bad sector at track 48, ...
by horse_dreams
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux
Replies: 231
Views: 129815

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

ZrX wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:28 am
Yes, there are different models of MPF-920. Can't remember if it had Z after the model on those drives that can step up to 83.
Mine is just an MPF-920, manufactured in July of 2009, just in case you were wondering.
by horse_dreams
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux
Replies: 231
Views: 129815

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Strange the list states that the Sony MPF-920 has only 82 tracks, must be a different revision than mine, which stops at 83 (really 84).
by horse_dreams
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

How do I properly save Classic Mac floppies?

Greetings everyone, just got my KryoFlux last week and I dug up my giant stash of Mac 400K, 800K, and 1440K floppies from the early to mid 90s. I was wondering, what format and/or settings changes do I need to choose in order for my KryoFlux to properly save the info on them? The closest thing I see...