Synclavier I

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jbfairlight
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Synclavier I

Post by jbfairlight » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:58 am

I try to make backups of disks of my Synclavier I .


http://jbemond.free.fr/Ned/Synclavier1.jpg
http://jbemond.free.fr/Ned/Synclavier1_JB.jpg
http://jbemond.free.fr/Ned/Synclavier-I_a.jpg
http://jbemond.free.fr/Ned/Synclavier-I_b.jpg

? ? ? how to display an image ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... mxbpoIIDoM

The Synclavier I, use two SA400 minifloppy (5,25").

What is the best technique to dump these drives or extract enough information to make a reverse engineering ?

The final goal is to use a USB HxC in place of SA400 :roll:

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IFW
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Re: Synclavier I

Post by IFW » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:37 pm

The first step is to make "blind dumps" of a few disks, so I can take a look.
e.g.
dtc -fname -i0 -i2

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Re: Synclavier I

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Re: Synclavier I

Post by IFW » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:52 am

You should be able to dump these disks already by setting image type to 3, and track distance to 2.
e.g.
dtc -fname.img -k2 -i3 -l8

Since at least the disk dumped is single sided, you can also save some time by enforcing side 0 dumping only:
dtc -fname.img -k2 -g0 -i3 -l8

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Re: Synclavier I

Post by IFW » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:56 am

btw: you are using an older firmware release than the current one. If you are using Windows, there is a newer software package available, including firmware.

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Re: Synclavier I

Post by jbfairlight » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:30 am

how to read the version of my firmware ?
what is the procedure to update the firmware ?

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Re: Synclavier I

Post by mr.vince » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:32 am

Just download the latest release from our website. The firmware is not flashed, it's downloaded to the board every time you plug it in.

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Re: Synclavier I

Post by IFW » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:39 pm

KryoFlux firmware and hardware information is embedded into the stream files, so it's easy to see what version is being used.

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Re: Synclavier I

Post by jbfairlight » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:40 pm

I restarted the tests a few days ago and with the help of Jean-François Del Nero (Jeff), I finally have a reliable and usable disk image. Here the hfe file :
<https://wetransfer.com/downloads/4e1801 ... 949/2bffce>

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