KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

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Re: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

Post by porchy »

Wouldn't mind testing this.
Got an Amiga 500, 500+, 600 and 1200, all are standard with no expansions.

Windows PCs running:

Windows 7 64 bit
Intel i7 920
6 gig RAM

Dell XPS i5 - laptop
Windows 7 64 bit
4 gig RAM
NVIDIA dedicated, not sure on model right now.

Samsung netbook
Windows 7 starter 32 bit
Intel atom processor
2 gig RAM

Asus eee box
Windows XP service pack 3
Intel atom N270
2 gig RAM

Floppy drives are:
Alps electric DD354H071C
Sony MPF920-E


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Re: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

Post by Harrison »

I would be interested in testing this also. As the Administrator of both and I can access a lot of hardware for testing, plus offer feedback from both communities. Would it be of interest to share cross community support between here and my communities? for example has over 3000 active members who are interested in the KrypFlux's abilities.

From my personal collection I have the following retro systems to test written disks on:

Amiga A500 with kickstart 1.2 and 1MB chip ram (512KB trapdoor expansion)
Amiga A500 with kickstart 1.3 and 1MN chip ram (512KB trapdoor expansion)
Amiga A500+ stock with kickstart 2.04
Amiga A600 with 2MB Chip (1MB trapdoor expansion) and 2MB Fast Ram, rom switcher with KS 1.3 and 3.1, 6GB 2.5" HDD, PCMCIA to CF card
Amiga A1200 Stock with Kickstart 3.0
Amiga A1200 with 4MB Fast ram expansion and Kickstart 3.0, 4GB CF HD.
Amiga A1200 with Kickstart 3.1, Blizzard 1230 MKIV 50MHz 68030, 64MB Fast Ram, 50Mhz FPU, 60GB 2.5" HDD, external Power Computing HD Floppy Drive (could be useful for testing)
Amiga A4000 with Kickstart 3.1, 25MHz 68040, 2MB Chip, 24MB Fast, GVP SCSI Zorro card, internal IDE CDRW, 60GB HD, standard internal HD floppy drive (again useful for testing)
Amiga CD32
An assortment of external floppy drives for the Amiga from various makers that can be used for testing.
Atari 520STFM stock
Atari 520STE with 4MB ram

And PCs:

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
intel Quad Core Q6600 at 3GHz with 8GB Ram and HD4870 GPU, 7GB HD space.

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
Intel i3 540 with 4GB ram and 5GB HD space.

AMD64 3700+, 3GB Ram, nVidia 7800 GPU, 3GB HD space

Windows XP SP3
AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 2GB Ram, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit + Linux Ubuntu 10
AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 1GB ram, ATi Radeon 9600 256MB

Windows 98se
Pentium 2 400MHz, 512MB Ram, TNT2 graphics card

Pentium 2 266MHz, 128MB ram

Windows 98 and Fedora 4
AMD K3 450Mhz laptop with 128MB ram. Built in floppy drive.

Windows Vista 64bit
AMD dual core laptop with 4MB ram.

All PCs have floppy drives except PC1, PC2 amd PC9. I don't know the makes and models of the drives at the moment but could check if needed.

I also have other PCs and retro system I can dig out of storage for testing if needed. And also can utilise Amibay and Classicamiga member system for write testing if needed.
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Re: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

Post by tect »

of course I'm also interested :mrgreen:

I have here...

- A1200 with Kick 3.0, Blizzard 1230-VI with 16 MB RAM, 60 GB 2,5" PATA-Drive
- A1200 with Kick 3.0, Blizzard 1230-VI with 16 MB RAM, 4 GB CF-Card in CF-ATA-converter and 4 GB CF-CArd in PCMCIA-CF-converter
- A 500 with Kick 1.3, 1 MB chip and A590
- A 500 with Kick 1.3/2.0 and 512 MB chip / 512 MB fast RAM

- my Kryoflux-dump-station should be enough for testing: Core2Duo 8400 with 4 GB RAM, Nvidia Geforce GT220 and multi boot Win 7-32/Win 7-64/Win XP-32/Debian testing. If you need other configurations, just honk.

- ALPS DF354H090F (modified for Amiga compatibility)
- ALPS DF354H090F
- Matsushita FMD01730B4 (5,25")
- Mitsumi D259M3
- NEC FD1231H
- Panasonic JU-257A427P
- Sony MPF-920 Z/171
- Sony MPF920 (modified for Amiga compatibility)
- TEAC FD-235HF A291-U5 (max. track 81)
- TEAC FD-235HF-C (modified for Amiga compatibility)
- TEAC FD-235HF D291/BT1


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Re: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

Post by mr.vince »

Betas sent.

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Re: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

Post by IFW »

Just my experience:
Writing was written using an ALPS drive and I've had various issues; one that should affect everyone is the random jitter on the index signal -> not very healthy for writing many games and protections that are timing sensitive.
So unless it was just my unit faulty, I'd say stay away from ALPS.
I am using a Samsung SFD-321B now, that we used to have at the webshop and the quality difference is shocking.

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Re: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

Post by skideric »

Would love to do some testing.
Amigas: A2000,030-33MZ,8MB Fast
A1200,DIY Tower,030-50MZ,FPU,32MB
A500,All Stock

Drives:Samsung SFD-321 & Teac FD-55GFR, Also have Dual Drive,Teac FD-505 & others.

PC's:Desktops:Athlon X2 5400,2gb Ram,XP Pro SP3
AMD Sempron 2800+,1gb Ram,XP ProSP3
Lots others,SFF Dells,etc

Laptops/Tablets: Fujitsu ST-5032D Tablet,1.2 gz Pentium Mobile,1gb Ram,XP Tablet EditionSP3
Fujitsu B3020D 1.1gz,512MB,XP Pro SP3
Dell C600,P31.2gz,512 MB,XP PRO SP3
Dell C840,P4 2gz,1gb Ram,XP PRO SP3
Aspire Netbook
Several others.I Repair/Service PC's locally.

Have Kryoflux built in 2 Drive Enclosure with drives,works GREAT!
Thanks for all the hard work!

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Re: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

Post by kipper2k »

here's results of my testing... (floppy drive used for writing was Sony Z/121, tried in a few Amiga drives and worked fine in all of them

I received the new Kryoflux beta. So far i have wrote about 50 images back to floppy and i have only had 1 that doesnt seem to write. (ghosts n Goblins), i'm not sure if my image is bad or not.

I have used old/new/DD/HD floppies and the writes WORK!. It doesn't appear to need new and DD disks in order to successfully write images as some of the discs i have used are old IBM formatted disks that i got from work which are about 10 years old and had old data on them. Most of the disks i have are mixed brands so overall, VERY happy.

the list is long of what i have successfully copied... heres a sample

dragons Breath
Battle Squadron
Adams Family
Alien Breed Tower Assault
Chase HQ
Defender of Crown
Dragons Lair

Double Dragon 2
F29 Retaliator
Great Giana Sisters
James Pond
Lemmings 1
Lords of Rising Sun
Magic Pockets (loads different from original, it struggles)
Parasol Stars
Rainbow Islands
Rick Dangerous (Both 1 and 2)
Silly Putty
Shadow of Beast 2
Smash TV
Space Ace
Speedball (Both 1 and 2)
Sword of Sodan
Turrican (I, II and III)
Wrath of Demon


And the game Awesome too lol

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Re: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

Post by Rakki »

If more testers required, I can do some tests.

Amiga 1200 ks 3.1
CPU: ACA-1230 (68030) 64Mb RAM
External SupraDrive floppy.

Amiga 500 v1.3 + 512Mb trapdoor expansion. Contains most likely Chinon floppy drive but don't want to open it because never opened (warranty sticker is still installed).

Win XP Sp3
CPU: Intel Core 2 6700 @ 2.67Ghz
Floppy brand: Sony MFP920
Catweasel IV+
Kryoflux ;-)

Imac (if needed on further tests)
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac9,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2,93 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1,07 GHz

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Re: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

Post by IFW »

New disks are not needed; DTC makes a track completely "unformatted" first as part of the write process.
I am not sure how long DD data written on a HD disk would be readable on the target DD platform... but it might work...
DD data on DD disk and HD data on HD disk will always be reliable.

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Re: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

Post by r09 »

I can do a few tests if needed. Here's my stuff:

Amiga 1200 (Kickstart 3.1) with "proper" Amiga FDD (not the Amiga Technologies one)
8 MB + FPU + RTC expansion
External FDD

Amiga CD32 with SX-1 expansion and external FDD

Windows PC 1:
CPU: Intel Core i7 870
OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)

Windows PC 2:
Dell Optiplex GX620
CPU: Intel Pentium D 915
OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Floppy drives: ALPS DF354H911C, Samsung SFD-321B

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