cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

News, questions and bugs reports about CosmosEx by Jookie. Now we have a Raspberry Pi in our machines!

Moderators: Jookie, Moderator Team

alienkidmj12
Obsessive compulsive Atari behavior
Obsessive compulsive Atari behavior
Posts: 125
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:45 pm

cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

Postby alienkidmj12 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:14 pm

it would be great to be able to mount a usb external floppy on this :) anyone know if this is possibility ?

not sure on the floppy interface, but maybe it can attach as drive b ?

User avatar
Jookie
Hardware Guru
Hardware Guru
Posts: 1245
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:54 pm
Location: Kosice, Slovakia
Contact:

Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

Postby Jookie » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:55 am

alienkidmj12 wrote:it would be great to be able to mount a usb external floppy on this :) anyone know if this is possibility ?

not sure on the floppy interface, but maybe it can attach as drive b ?


This could be possibly done, but:
- we would have to find out if there is support for the USB floppies in the linux distro on Raspberry
- then we would have to find out, if it would be enough for users to have it as TOS drive (translated = easy) or would have to be native - data stream like when accessing the floppy interface of CE (hard)

Jookie

nanard
Obsessive compulsive Atari behavior
Obsessive compulsive Atari behavior
Posts: 109
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:11 pm

Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

Postby nanard » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:48 pm

I'm afraid USB Disk drives won't read most Atari floppies but only standard "MSDOS" ones (720ko/1.44Mo)
So better use a real floppy drive to make images
4MB STE + CosmosEx /|\ MegaST4 + MegaFile 44

alienkidmj12
Obsessive compulsive Atari behavior
Obsessive compulsive Atari behavior
Posts: 125
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:45 pm

Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

Postby alienkidmj12 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:18 pm

oh okay, i thought they would be able to read if drivers avail :( it would still be usefull for reading standard 1.44 if your urgently needing to read an old disk.

nanard
Obsessive compulsive Atari behavior
Obsessive compulsive Atari behavior
Posts: 109
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:11 pm

Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

Postby nanard » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:07 pm

some are not even able to read 720k MSDOS floppies :
http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... =3&t=60681
4MB STE + CosmosEx /|\ MegaST4 + MegaFile 44

User avatar
1st1
Atari Super Hero
Atari Super Hero
Posts: 682
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 11:48 am

Re: cosmos ex - usb floppy externals

Postby 1st1 » Fri May 05, 2017 7:01 pm

Traslated drive for standard dos disks would be fine. Real WD1772 emulation would be too difficult ans these USB drives are quite thumb.
Power without the Price. It's not a bug. It's a feature. _/|\_ATARI

1040STFM in PC-Tower (PAK68/2, OvrScn, 4 MB, 1GB SCSI, CD-ROM...) * 2x Falcon 030 32GB/14MB+ScrnBlstrIII * 2x TT030 73GB/20MB+Nova * 520/1040STFM * 520/1040STE * 260/520ST/+ * some Mega ST * 2x Mega STE 500MB/4MB+M.CoCo * Stacy * STBook * SLM605 * SLM804 * SLM605 * SMM804 * SH 204/205 * Megafile 30/44/60 * SF314 * SF354 * 5x Pofo * PC3


Social Media

     

Return to “CosmosEx”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest