I posted this question on the AtariAge forum but want to post here too so I can capture a wider audience.
I bought a SF314 drive from eBay sold as-is, untested. The drive formats disks, writes to them, and reads from them. However, a floppy written to on that drive cannot be read on the internal floppy drive of my 1040 STe. The heads must be misaligned somehow.
What can I do to get something functional from this SF314 without modifying my STe? Oh, and have some fun along the way?
Could I replace the drive mechanism with a 1.44MB or 720 kB drive from eBay?
Could I replace the mechanism with a floppy emulator? Maybe there is something out there that can give me a floppy of several MB or GB?
I would love to hear your ideas!