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by spags
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Bad floppies :(
Replies: 38
Views: 4324

Re: Bad floppies :(

Apple // formats for Kryoflux have been mentioned in another thread, where I gave my own recollections on the subject: http://forum.kryoflux.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1021&p=9299&hilit=Apple#p9299 In my experience, most Apple // titles will dump from the Kryoflux using the 3.3 option like IFW has ind...
by spags
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Unable to read any Amiga disks, please help!
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: Unable to read any Amiga disks, please help!

It only takes one (particularly bad) floppy to clog up your drive heads. I was actually referring to your 34-pin floppy cable connector pins on the Kryoflux itself, not the power supply pins (although I understand what you mean about the Molex pin spread and that was probably a good thing to conside...
by spags
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Unable to read any Amiga disks, please help!
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: Unable to read any Amiga disks, please help!

Go check out the "Bad floppies :(" post in the Dumping forum - I meant to post that here. Also, don't use the Molex from the Kryoflux. Although the feature is documented, that some documentation also says don't use it. I'm sure the board is well designed and manufactured, but I wouldn't risk stressi...
by spags
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Bad floppies :(
Replies: 38
Views: 4324

Re: Bad floppies :(

Sorry, wrong forum, but still a relevant post.
by spags
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Bad floppies :(
Replies: 38
Views: 4324

Re: Bad floppies :(

I believe when "head clog" was suggested, it was implied that your drive heads were clogged (due to a contaminated floppy). You will likely need to clean the floppy, but you will also need to clean the actual heads on your drive(s) as well. In regards to floppy media cleaning, I have used a variatio...
by spags
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: copy-protected 3,5" DOS Floppies & Kryoflux
Replies: 16
Views: 3147

Re: copy-protected 3,5" DOS Floppies & Kryoflux

Ah, so that explains how that works. So really, the accuracy of the detected signal (amongst other things) is a function of the length of time since the last (set) of reversal(s) is detected. Presumably up to some agreed standard length of time, any reasonable and fit drive should detect the same se...
by spags
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Write a Mac 400/800K sector image using Kryoflux
Replies: 22
Views: 7534

Re: Write a Mac 400/800K sector image using Kryoflux

That is a great write-up. Thanks for sharing your research and results. Based only on reading your post, I would concur on your "seems to work well enough" comment; it may work many times but probably not all times.
by spags
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard
Replies: 23
Views: 5574

Re: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard

I would consider this a non-essential but value-add feature. Although there is some pretty clear documentation on the intention and purpose of the board, it is probably not unreasonable for potential purchasers of the product to wonder if the Kryoflux has this capability. There is probably a very li...
by spags
Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Index signal for flip side of the disk (flippy).
Replies: 12
Views: 3692

Re: Index signal for flip side of the disk (flippy).

Genuine certified double-sided soft-sector flippy disks use to have two holes through the jacket and one hole through the actual media (and of course if they were blank media, the two write protect notches cut out).
by spags
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Timeout while waiting for device initialization
Replies: 62
Views: 7351

Re: Timeout while waiting for device initialization

Well it might seem fine but all your second sides will be wrong if they are Apple // titles. Try them in an emulator. If you want to image the second side, your options are either: 1) a modified drive, 2) a drive purpose built with two index hole detectors, or 3) disassemble the floppy and physicall...