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Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:14 pm
by narukjongho
Thank You

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:39 am
by desiv
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)...

desiv

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:22 pm
by IFW
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 ;)

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:42 pm
by Dirkies
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

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:06 am
by IFW
Drive, as all drives must react the same for the same signals.

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:46 am
by Dirkies
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 :)

Will my drives be compatible?

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:06 pm
by MrJW
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?

Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

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

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:28 pm
by MrCheese
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.

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:55 pm
by Omar
Do you have any data on files for 3" drives? There's none listed here.