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 PostPost subject: [Vintage Macintosh] Floppy Emu        Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:42 pm 
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FYI.

Good news if you have vintage macintosh. Genius guy invented Floppy Emulator for vintage macintosh (Mac 128/512K, Mac Plus, Mac SE, Mac Classic I/II). I tested it with my Mac Plus, Mac SE and it work flawlessly.

Please see detail in the website below.

http://www.bigmessowires.com/macintosh-floppy-emu/


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 PostPost subject: Re: [Vintage Macintosh] Floppy Emu        Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:02 am 
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Oooh, this looks great! :D
$89 is a bit hefty price-wise but it seems to be a very useful device.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [Vintage Macintosh] Floppy Emu        Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:09 pm 
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Yeah it is a bit pricey it seems he tests them pretty well before sending them out though since he has been catching about 4% of the boards have a chip that is burning out... apparently due to momentary overvoltage when the Mac powers up or some such. Hopefully he can mitigate that in the next revision.

Here's the link to the discussion about the problem.
www.bigmessowires.com/2014/03/28/troubl ... ged-chips/


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 PostPost subject: Re: [Vintage Macintosh] Floppy Emu        Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:33 pm 
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Oh man, that's great! Coupled with SCSI2SD (http://www.codesrc.com/mediawiki/index. ... le=SCSI2SD), you could have quite the diagnostic setup for vintage Macs.

This one has a really spiffy UI, though. I like that. So many vintage projects don't put much effort into that (I'm looking at you, ZoomFloppy!), and it's nice to see.


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 PostPost subject: Re: [Vintage Macintosh] Floppy Emu        Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 3:18 am 
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I just rescued a Mac 512k, and I think I'll end up getting one of these sd adapters, because the damn floppy drive is shot in the system, and hey, we have all the disk images on the FTP for the system. I also rescued a powermac 7500 and a g3 powermac (graphite). I already had a graphite g3, so I'll likely use the newly rescued one as a backup for parts.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [Vintage Macintosh] Floppy Emu        Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 3:32 am 
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With an old Mac 128k waiting to be resurrected, this will be a godsend! Thank you for posting this! I've been looking for a solution to get past the nasty barrier of not being able to properly write to 400k floppies – hopefully this will work out.


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 PostPost subject: Re: [Vintage Macintosh] Floppy Emu        Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 2:43 pm 
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Definitely better than having to write a disk to a floppy every time you want to get something on it. Especially when installing stuff like OS 7. $89 is a little steep though :P.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [Vintage Macintosh] Floppy Emu        Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:04 pm 
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Holy... there is something like an Floppy Emulator AND an SCSI2SD?! Oh my... this is gonna be one expensive forum thread for me.

Ever since I got my hands on an CF2IDE I thought "If only...." and now there's is. I'm gonna need way more hours in a day to play around with all this.

-joe

Edit: Sorry for resurrecting a thread that was over a year old. :-\


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