USB Interface/Controller for original DISK II Apple

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baco
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USB Interface/Controller for original DISK II Apple

Post by baco » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:11 pm

Hi everyone,
I have a DISK II (from my dead Apple II :cry: ),
Can I use it directly with the KryoFlux? if not, do you have any clue for an interface to control directly this 5.25 original DISK II drive?
thanks a lot :mrgreen:
-baco

ZrX
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Re: USB Interface/Controller for original DISK II Apple

Post by ZrX » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:18 pm

Disk II probably could be interfaced but you'd atleast need some microcontroller inbetween to translate the control signals.

I guess the only direct solution currently available is the Applesauce board which does more or less the same, but compared to KryoFlux, you'll lose the track-to-index synchronization used on most factory mastered disks.

baco
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Re: USB Interface/Controller for original DISK II Apple

Post by baco » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:49 pm

Thanks for your answer, to summarize:
To read (and write?) a "flippy" Apple disk with Kryoflux,
I need to buy a 5.25 drive compatible and modify it ? :geek:
-baco

ZrX
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Re: USB Interface/Controller for original DISK II Apple

Post by ZrX » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:42 pm

Any 1.2Mb HD floppydrive than can be flippymodded is usable for that purpose. Atleast known to work:

Panasonic JU-475-3/4/5
Newtronics D509V2/3/5
Teac FD-55GFR

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