Internal Gotek/FlashFloppy and external disk drive

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Re: Internal Gotek/FlashFloppy and external disk drive

Post by sandord » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:44 pm

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Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:55 pm
Yup. Isn't the gotek made as a pc floppy connector and the atari drives is Shugart connected? I solved it temporarily by removing MO (motor) jumper on the gotek. Didn't work that great though. It kind of work. I had to switch the power on/off on the SF314 to get it to work. But I had some other troubles also with the USB stick so I don't know if it was related.

Maybe desolder pin 12 on the gotek might do the trick?
Ugh, I was talking about how I say that the motor jumper was off in some instruction but you actually already told me so. I should read more carefully.

Now that the motor jumper is off, I'm experiencing some weird things.

- Sometimes the ST won't boot from the Gotek with the SF314 powered on.
- After formatting a Gotek image from GEM, I get a 0 bytes available message. When switching to another image using the buttons on the gotek, it is shown as empty.

I can read and write disks with no problem however. So probably there's still some disturbance between the Gotek and the SF314 going on.

I can live with the current situation for now but I still hope to find out how to separate the two better.

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