Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

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Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Post by narukjongho » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:14 pm

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Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Post by desiv » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:39 am

Heads up. My ALPS drive, which seemed to work with my limited testing, failed to write SuperHang-On and get it to boot.
Swapping the drive for an Epson SMD-300 and writing to the same floppy with the same IPF works fine.
So that ALPS I would list as a badly working drive.
(Well, it worked for creating ADFs from the disks I tried, but I'm not sure how much beyond that)...

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Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Post by IFW » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:22 pm

ALPS has an issue with the index signal, whether that causes problems or not depends on the title... Certainly not very healthy for writing, as DTC calibrates itself in real-time against the current drive speed. It's not good for reading either if it is an original disk ;)

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Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Post by Dirkies » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:42 pm

got some drives from old machines at my workplace to test now that I receive the kryoflux device and have been playing around with it for some hours, great piece of hardware :)

For each test I did a calibration test and read an 880KB Amiga floppy as a test to make sure it did actually work.

ALPS DF354H911C = 83
MITSUMI D359M3 = 83
MITSUMI D359T5 = 84
NEC FD1231M = 82
SONY MFP920 = 83
TEAC FB-235HG = 82

All above read the Amiga floppy flawlessly.

NEC G7FTZ = 82 <however this last one was unable to read any upper side of the floppy (grey in DTC GUI). Not sure if it is the drive or an incompatibility

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Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Post by IFW » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:06 am

Drive, as all drives must react the same for the same signals.

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Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Post by Dirkies » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:46 am

did some further testing with other 3,5" HD drives I found in old PCs here at work

MODEL = DTC MAXTRACK (so counting from 0) >same Amiga 880K 84 track formatted read test result

SAMSUNG SFD-321B REV T3 = 83 >read Amiga 880K floppy upto 81 ok, then error on 82 only, 83+84 ok
PANASONIC JU-257A606PC = 83 >read Amiga 880K floppy upto 82 ok, then error on 83 only, 84 ok
MITSUMI D359M3 = 82 >read Amiga 880K floppy all 83 tracks ok
MITSUMI D359T5 = 83 >read Amiga 880K floppy all 84 tracks ok
SONY MPF920 Z/131 = 83 >read Amiga 880K floppy upto 81 ok, then error on 82 only, 83+84 ok
SONY MPF920-F F/EJ3 = 81 >read Amiga 880K floppy all 82 tracks ok
NEC FD1231M REV A00 = 81 >read Amiga 880K floppy all 82 tracks ok
TEAC FB-235HG A103 = 81 >read Amiga 880K floppy all 82 tracks ok
TEAC FB-235HG B103 = 81 >read Amiga 880K floppy all 82 tracks ok
TEAC FB-235HG A380 = 81 >read Amiga 880K floppy all 82 tracks ok
ALPS DF354H911C = 83 >read Amiga 880K floppy all 84 tracks ok (but seemingly does not write ok)

Will soon post a pic of my new dual floppy housing :)

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Will my drives be compatible?

Post by MrJW » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:06 pm

First of all: Thanks for making such a beautiful product.
I am really interested in buying one (hopefully it can be shipped to the Netherlands). But before I decide I want to know if my drives are compatible.
Along with some 3.5" drives I own these 5.25" drives:
- Chinon FR-506 Rev. B
- Panasonic JU-475-3BGM

Are these compatible?

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Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Post by mr.vince » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:35 pm

They should be, but I can't guarantee unless it's been listed here before.

From experience... About 80% of drives work fine. If a drive does not, there usually is a reason for this. In such cases it's best to exchange the drive than try to work around problem or limitations.

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Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Post by MrCheese » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:28 pm

I've just tried making an image of the Amiga Workbench discs using a Samsung SFD-321B Rev T4. It reported 83 tracks and worked OK.

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Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Post by Omar » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:55 pm

Do you have any data on files for 3" drives? There's none listed here.

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