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GoEx Flashfloppy in TT installation pictures

Post by Steve » Thu May 14, 2020 8:11 pm

Hi all,

Just installed the GoEx in my TT (from centurion tech https://centuriontech.eu/product/goex4st/ ) and wanted to share some photos so others can see how it fits. This would be the same on a MegaSTE too. Normally the TT has a large metal floppy base mount, I didn't want to put this back in for space reasons so I used zip-ties instead. The zip ties hold it perfectly, a very neat solution! I then decided that my ideal place for the OLED display was just below the HDD bay. Using a little file it was easy to make a small recess for the cable to fit through nicely.

I was surprised how easy it is to use, I downloaded the blank floppy file from Rubber jonnhys excellent guide ( viewtopic.php?f=12&t=593 ) put it on a fat32 formatted SD card, and the Flashfloppy picked it up automatically and I can easily read and write directly to this image, brilliant! For me the Flashfloppy is good for two things: Removing the ageing mechanical drive and having utility discs easily available in TOS without requiring any drivers; so in the event of a HDD crash I can easily recover and fix problems.

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Re: GoEx Flashfloppy in TT installation pictures

Post by DoG » Thu May 14, 2020 8:17 pm

Ooooh. Really nice and clean. Looks great.

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Post by ari.tao » Fri May 15, 2020 12:01 pm

Thanx a lot for report & pictures & link.
I ordered a GOEX 10 days ago, will hopefully arrive soon.
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Re: GoEx Flashfloppy in TT installation pictures

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri May 15, 2020 5:47 pm

Will look nice in a Mega STE 😁
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Re: GoEx Flashfloppy in TT installation pictures

Post by Tomswork » Tue May 19, 2020 7:08 am

Has anyone seen the long button bezel for the goex


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Re: GoEx Flashfloppy in TT installation pictures

Post by MonoJono » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:56 pm

Hi I have a long and a short goex - they work great. Not having to saw holes in the side of the case is always nice, and using a SD cards rather than a USB dongles just keep everything really clean. Can't recommend them highly enough. I also have a second long goex inside an old broken SF354's case which needed a couple of mm's filing from a the bezel on the sharp corner to fit but looks great, but still need to sort the wiring out for that to work as an external floppy drive.

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Re: GoEx Flashfloppy in TT installation pictures

Post by PhilC » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:05 pm

Nice, been thinking if putting one in one of my Megas
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Re: GoEx Flashfloppy in TT installation pictures

Post by sporniket » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:09 am

What I like in the GOEX is the attention to the detail : having designed a front insert that integrate to the special shape of the cutout for the disk drive. It's in my shopping list for next year.

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