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Re: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:01 pm
by brightcaster
Well, right now I don't need this feature, but at the next computer if there will be no more floppy support?! Maybe there are more takers after Christmas ;-)

Regards, brightcaster

Re: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:38 pm
by spags
I would consider this a non-essential but value-add feature. Although there is some pretty clear documentation on the intention and purpose of the board, it is probably not unreasonable for potential purchasers of the product to wonder if the Kryoflux has this capability.

There is probably a very limited demand for this. In reality I probably wouldn't use it, but I must admit that I am holding onto an old ATX board with floppy support for just this purpose - just in case. So I could potentially use a feature like this.

In any case, it would give the Kryoflux a small leg up on some of the other competing products out there. On the down side, it would mean extra support/resources to maintain this functionality.

Re: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:21 am
by IFW
Thanks for the comments so far, it's very interesting.

Re: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:56 am
by frank128
Such a feature would be a strong argument pro Kryoflux against competing products. ;)

Re: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:25 pm
by jean-fred64121
see older post in "Feature requests"
In France, there is an expression that describes something one dreams of but which never materialises, we talk about the Arl├ęsienne.

Useful feature, I hope you can implement this soon ...

thanks for what are you doing for preservation

Re: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:36 am
by npomarede
Hi
in atari-forum.com, another KF user had a similar problem : no more floppy drive in his laptop, and needed to write a MSA/ST disk image for his ST. He eventually succeeded to write the ST file using actual KF tools, but I'm sure there would be a use for more high level tools to simply dump/write image and access file/directory structure.

... and happy new year to all KF members/owners :)

Re: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:00 pm
by IFW
Thanks :)

Re: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:52 pm
by M-O
I had diskussed that feature some years ago in a similar thread
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=229
There was no great excitement from the developers to realize that feature.
Perhaps the times have canged...
for my opinion it would defenitly a pro value to emulate a floppy controller with KF

Re: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:51 am
by gatesbillou
Very good idea. There is no 3.5 & 5.25 usb floppy reader/writer. I think a lot a peoples would like this kind of hardware (even if it is not the first goal of kryoflux).

Re: kryoflux as a FDC replacement for recent motherboard

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:16 pm
by mr.vince
Why not use one of these cheap throw-away USB floppy drives from eBay?