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MODIFY ALPS DF354H DRIVE FOR ATARI USE

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:23 pm
by exxos
I tested one of these drives today. It supports 11S/83T & 22S/83T (Tested in FCOPY PRO)

DEFAULT IS DS1.
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CHANGE TO DS0 FOR ATARI USE.
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I ALSO SOLDER A 0805 10uF CAP ACROSS THE 5V RAIL ON ALL MY DRIVES>
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LOCATION FOR HD WIRE SELECT
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WARNING! DO NOT UNDO THESE SCREWS! I PUT SOME THREAD LOCK ON THEM JUST TO BE SAFE!

If you do, it will upset the head alignment and you will spend the next 2 hours trying to get to all aligned again ;)

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Re: MODIFY ALPS DF354H DRIVE FOR ATARI USE

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:20 pm
by Zarchos
Interesting.
What is the cap for exactly ?

Re: MODIFY ALPS DF354H DRIVE FOR ATARI USE

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:26 pm
by exxos
Zarchos wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:20 pm
Interesting.
What is the cap for exactly ?
Smoothing on 5V rail. A lot of drives have electrolytics which dry up. So I just put a 10uF across the power and have done with it all.

Re: MODIFY ALPS DF354H DRIVE FOR ATARI USE

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:30 pm
by Zarchos
exxos wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Zarchos wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:20 pm
Interesting.
What is the cap for exactly ?
Smoothing on 5V rail. A lot of drives have electrolytics which dry up. So I just put a 10uF across the power and have done with it all.
Ok thanks for the info.