Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

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mazter2010
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Post by mazter2010 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:38 pm

ALPS Electric DF354N164G

IMPORTANT: The data cable port on the drive is flipped the wrong way. A small piece can easily be removed to allow the connector to fit in the other way. After doing this simple mod, The drive works fine.

Sounds silly, i know.

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Post by urlordfu » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:42 am

Mutsumi Model D353M3D Works GREAT! 83 tracks - Have pulled Amiga, and PC (HD and DD) disks no problem, no errors. 60+disks confirmed to date.
(The power connector is oddly on top of the table connection which is an odd design)

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Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Post by benas » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:12 pm

Is possible to write an IPF to HD disk (no DD) with KRYOFLUX ? Did that someone with fully success ?

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Post by mr.vince » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:11 pm

Is the IPF from an HD source? Unless it is the answer is no.

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Post by robbo007 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:15 pm

I have the Y-E Data YD-380C and I get:

CM: maxtrack=83

The Kyroflux seems to be able to use it and I can do raw dumping fine but can't seem to get a green light on my Apple II disks. See my other posting.

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Rob

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Post by e5frog » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:54 pm

What are the requirements for reporting a working diskdrive?

I managed to write the two disk version of Lemmings from ipf that I loaded and played on my A500... is that enough or are there a set of special files that needs to be written (especially difficult ones)? Did it twice on two different set of discs when testing which of my three drives to use.

Just wondered as I noticed the one I use is already listed NEC FD1231H with date 1998.10, can confirm it's 82 tracks.

Also - when do you need more tracks?

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Post by Rixa » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:20 am

The list could use information on whether the 5.25" drives are suitable for writing DD, for G64.
How does the popular Panasonic JU 475-5 fare? Should I look for a 40-track drive instead?

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Post by e5frog » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:17 pm

I'd like to see the top choices by SPS and the KryoFlux staff themselves.

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Post by spags » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:10 pm

I finally found one drive that has given me excellent reads of Apple // floppies and that was a Mitsubishi MFC-310MG (Rev 3 - built Dec 1992). I believe the drive had been largely unused and was kept in storage by the previous owner (probably has great heads). Only does 82 tracks from memory, but that's no problem for 40/80 track Apple // disks.

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Post by sncboom2k » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:12 pm

I have 2 different Panasonic models here that I have done some testing with.

They are the Panasonic JU-475-5AEG & the JU-475-5C30

Both read single sided disks with good success. Both however show some interesting issues with the stepper motor during a calibration and during a reset to stock position when a read is completed. They sometimes pass calibration - sometimes fail. After a disk is done reading - they sometimes reset to the end position (ready for another disk) but other times make terrible grinding noises and fail to reset.

However, if you start a new dump, they do both reset and start at the correct track position. Not sure why they do this. The KAJ does not do this.

I could not find any information on these drives on the web to determine differences from the KAJ. The C30 seems to be newer (spring loaded disk eject mechanism) and the 5AEG appears to be older - majority of connections are soldered to the board instead of using quick connectors like the other 2 models.

Does anyone have any information on either of these 2 drives? Would love to see if they could be flippy modded.

UPDATE: 5AEG is not flippy mod capable. It does not have a track 0 sensor.
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