CATWEASEL MK4 PLUS

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Tomswork
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CATWEASEL MK4 PLUS

Post by Tomswork » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:16 am

Has anyone seen this card around CATWEASEL MK4 PLUS. I would like to know if its worth the hunt I would have to run a pcie x1 adapter to pci to get 5.25 floppy support


Tom

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Re: CATWEASEL MK4 PLUS

Post by McTrinsic » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:30 am

Sorry for the later reply just stumbled upon this...

Yes this works, I had it running like this with a PCIe-PCI adaptor.

Please be aware that there are no signed 64Bit drivers available.
So you would need to have Windows 7 32bit as OS.
In a VM this doesn’t work.
At least the Workstation solutions such as VMWare Workstation or Virtualbox dont have the required PCIe passthrough.

You might be better off with a Kryoflux or a supercharged pro.
Or replace the Diskdrive with a HxC or Gotek (or complement your system with them.)

Have fun,
McT

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Re: CATWEASEL MK4 PLUS

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:35 am

Tomswork wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:16 am
Has anyone seen this card around CATWEASEL MK4 PLUS. I would like to know if its worth the hunt I would have to run a pcie x1 adapter to pci to get 5.25 floppy support


Tom
Would a Greaseweasel fit the bill? They really are quite inexpensive, especially in kit form.
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Re: CATWEASEL MK4 PLUS

Post by McTrinsic » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:53 am

Can‘t say.
I have personal experience with Kryoflux, Catweasle and HxC.
The Greaselweasel is gathering a growing userbase as a hobbyist / community project.

I am under the impression that Kryoflux and SCP SuperCard PrA are a bit more professional as they are distributed respectively.
Especially the SCP has some nice options to do raw dumps that you can use for personal archiving.

To be fair: if you can assemble a kit from the greasleweasle then it could be your first option as it offers the cheapest entry.

One detail: only the Catweasle offered the option to access Floppies live from within an emulated Amiga, e.g. WInUAE. All others need to work with the step of creating images. Beware, though: the catweasle needed to mount images in a way similar to harddrives. You can not boot off them and e.g. play games.

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Re: CATWEASEL MK4 PLUS

Post by Tomswork » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:36 pm

@rubber_jonnie

I will look at that i got a old pc working with a fdc on it and windows 7. The newer pc is far less happy with floppy drives especially 5.25 ss dd

Tom

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