kola wrote:Zoll, sorry to bug you but taking your advice onboard would this do the job?
kola wrote:Ah sod it.
I've bought it anyway.
If it works I'll let you all know. Not bad for a fiver delivered. Nice cheap no frills option. If it works of course.
spiny wrote:Seconding that it should work fine for moving files between the pc and ST, I use one myself
kola wrote:Ahhhh balls!
My drive arrived and does it hell do 720 disks.
To keep the chain the simplest forgetting formatting blank discs I am putting Atari disks that I know work on my Atari into my usb floppy on my XP PC and it say disc needs formatting.
Similarly if I block left hole up and type the dos command format a: /t:80 /n:9 it tells me to insert disk and then press enter.
On pressing enter nothing happens.
Any advice. In simple terms please for simple me.
FWIW - I got one of those cheap USB drives for my girlfriends PC and had nothing but trouble with it
See if you can find a Teac FD-05PU. That's what I have and it works for a lot of formats (including HFS when hooked up to a mac).
You block what hole? 720kb disks (DD) have one hole with a write protect tab. 1.44MB disks (HD) have a second hole on the other side.
While I've myself used them interchangeably there are physical magnetic layer differences and apparently you "shouldn't".
I'm just trying to understand what disks you have used on your Atari. If you format a disk on your Atari is the PC still unable to open it? What model Atari is it?
In 2007 I bought a small grey usb floppy drive from Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan. It was 200 yen. About £2 at the time. It accepts old Atari demo disks. You need to format the disk as 720k msdos type in XP. Then copy over the Atari files that you've downloaded then put them in the STE and they should work. Musicmon worked fine on my STe. Good luck.
The brand/make was
NEC Floppy Disk Unit
kola wrote:Format in XP from DOS prompt with command format a: /t:80 /n:9 Nothing doing. Looks like its going to work but then doesn't format and closes the dos box. ...
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