Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

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Sword7
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IFW wrote:btw: congratulations on dumping a 30 years old disk :)
Yeah. Thanks. With TI-99 utilities, I was able display catalog and view files without any problems. This weekend, I will dump rest of my disk archives. Thanks for your help!

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Almost every 3.5" drive I've tried can read MFM and Amiga images. But, only one out of about 2 dozen seems capable of reading Apple 800k GCR diskettes:

Sony MPF920-1

Another Sony model, MPF-520-D, can _almost_ do it, but starts spitting out bad sector warnings above track 45 or so.

Panasonic and Epson drives seem completely hopeless for Apple GCR. Still digging through a large bin, though.
Em-yd
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Glad to report that my old Matsushita 5,25" drive looks to be working alright. Here are the characters from top of it:

MATSUSHITA
FMD00960B4
TYPE DDF5-27C

Also, KryoFlux reports max track as 83.
Sword7
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Hello folks,

I got Sony 3.5 drive to try.

3.5 drive:

Sony MPF920-1 floppy drive - Tracks 81

With -i9 option, I tried to dump Mac 400K disk but got bad sectors first 10 tracks. Rest of tracks are almost good except a few bad sectors. Results showed that first tracks from 12 sectors to 8 sectors.

Update: I tried to dump that disk several times but got varying results. First 8 tracks still have 1 or 2 bad sectors. Rest of tracks are getting better and better results each attempt. I think that floppy drive's head must be dirty or so.

Thanks,
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FREADY
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Hi,

Tried this one today and it works! :-)

Panasonic (Matsushita), JU-475-2 BGM, Tracks: 84
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mr.vince
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Sword7, do you have alcohol to clean the heads?
FREADY
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Tried another 80-track 5.25 drive with KF. It works! :-)

Y-E Data YD-380, Tracks: 84
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Chinon FZ506 Rev.A - doesn't work!
Same results as mentioned by esynthesist here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4&start=20#p66

Floppy must be in the drive to respond at all.
Then after dtc -c2 it spins two times, then a pause, and another spin.

C:\kryoflux\dtc>dtc -c2
Control command rejected by the device
CM: maxtrack=0

I got it with these jumpers (* = jumper set)
13 DKC - Disk Chance
12 * RDY - Ready
11 * -MS - Motor Select
10 MS - Motor Select
9 ?
8 * ?
7 HL - Head Load
6 IU - In Use
5 DS3 - Drive Select 3
4 DS2 - Drive Select 2
3 DS1 - Drive Select 1
2 * DS0 - Drive Select 0
1 * TERM - Termination (drive at the end of the cable)

Jumper info from:
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/chinon ... 42441.html
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mr.vince
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Please email me, I have an idea...
PARALAX
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Could anyone say something to this drive?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/360441919023

I have bought this now after I had no luck with my previous Panasonic drive "JU-257A427P (Y75)" (control command rejected) and no replacement drive could be delivered. It is my second drive especially buying for KryoFlux using with Amiga disks. The drive has the exact label which is listed here as "working", so I hope it does now. I already read that many other drives with never revisions make problems with Amiga DD disks. The drive was manufacted in 2007. Could this be a problem? Which year the listed FD1231H here was labeled? I will not buy another drive again, as I'm getting tired. :?
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