Transfering floppies to PC

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Transfering floppies to PC

Postby Lyverbe » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:12 pm

I'd like to transfer my 5-1/4" Atari 8-bit floppies on my PC. I've read about the USB SIO2PC thing but can't seem to find where to get it.

I still have my XM301 and thought about putting a modem card in my PC. If I directly connect both modems, could I somehow be able to transfer data between the two computers (ie. run some BBS on the PC and use a BBS client on the Atari)? Yes, it would take forever using the 300bps XM301, but time does not really matter.
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Re: Transfering floppies to PC

Postby nativ » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:16 pm

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Re: Transfering floppies to PC

Postby Mug UK » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:45 pm

I use a Kryoflux to transfer 5.25" floppies to my PC via a Teac FD505 drive (it's a 5.25" and 3.5" drive combined into one unit). I've never tried Atari 8-bit disks but the parameters are there in the Kryoflux software to image them up.
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Re: Transfering floppies to PC

Postby Lyverbe » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:09 am

Mug UK wrote:I use a Kryoflux to transfer 5.25" floppies to my PC via a Teac FD505 drive (it's a 5.25" and 3.5" drive combined into one unit). I've never tried Atari 8-bit disks but the parameters are there in the Kryoflux software to image them up.


If I understand correctly, I would first need to get my hand on a 5.25" drive, connect it into the "Floppy disk drive connector" (see http://www.kryoflux.com/kf_features.jpg) to read the Atari floppy and connect a USB cable into the "USB B Connector" to link that to the PC? That board alone is not cheap though. $128 CAD... ouch. Too expensive for something I need to do once. Once my important floppies are transferred, I will throw them in the garbage and this board will become useless. Interesting option, but too expensive.

If I can use a direct modem-to-modem connection, it would be a free solution. Slow, but free!
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Re: Transfering floppies to PC

Postby Mug UK » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:07 am

Or send the floppies to someone who has a Kryoflux? 8-)


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Re: Transfering floppies to PC

Postby Lyverbe » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:50 pm

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