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Hardware: Using PC floppy disc drives with the Amiga

Instructions for several different drives

(detailed list below, with individual drives/links)


http://jope.fi/drives/
     "Let's modify some drives."

http://jope.fi/drives/computolio/
     drive compatibility list, taken from http://www.freewebs.com/computolio/amiga_floppy_compatibility.html (offline - can still be found via http://web.archive.org )

http://www.pitsch.de/stuff/amiga/floppy.htm
     PC-Laufwerke für Amiga umbauen

http://honi.hucki.net/
     instructions for several drives

http://aminet.net/package/docs/hard/PCFloppy2Amiga

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=30944
     "Modifying PC floppy drives for Amiga use" thread on the "English Amiga Board"



(Note that we're trying to avoid the "twisted cable"/"swapped cable" technique here, as we think it's inconvenient & unprofessional.)


Testing your modified PC disc drive


A perfect modded PC drive should...

...work as DF0: in conjunction with an external DF1: drive attached to your Amiga
...be able to read and write data, and format a floppy disc
...automatically detect disc change
...be able to run e.g. demo disc "Arte" by Sanity, which uses a custom (non-OS) loading technique 

PC floppy disc drives

Alps

DF354H 121G


DF354H 090G


Chinon

FZ354
original floppy drive in some A1200s - if found in a PC can probably be jumpered, or certainly modified, to work with the Amiga.

FZ357
can be modified for use with the Amiga.
http://honi.hucki.net/chinon.html




Matsushita

 

Mitsumi (Newtronics)


D359M3
can be modified for use with the Amiga.

http://www.pitsch.de/stuff/amiga/a1korg_01.pdf

D359T3 
can be modified for use with the Amiga.

http://www.pitsch.de/stuff/amiga/floppy.htm#A5

D359T5
can be modified for use with the Amiga.
http://honi.hucki.net/mitsumi.html
 

D359T6
can be modified for use with the Amiga.
http://honi.hucki.net/mitsumi.html
 

D359T7
(unknown) 



Panasonic


JU-257A516P
original floppy drive in some A1200s - if found in a PC can probably be jumpered, or certainly modified, to work with the Amiga.

JU-257A605P
can be modified for use with the Amiga.

http://www.softpres.org/article:hard:modifying_the_pansonic_ju-257a605p_fdd

JU-257A606P
can be modified for use with the Amiga. different versions/PCBs, several instructions found online:
http://aminet.net/search?query=ju257
http://jope.fi/drives/ju257a606p/


Samsung

SFD-321B
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtMvoql0W8Y

Sony

MPF420-1

MPF 920-E


Teac



TEAC FD-235HF 6291
can be modified for use with the Amiga.
https://honi.hucki.net/teac.html

TEAC FD-235HF 7291-U5
can be modified for use with the Amiga.
https://honi.hucki.net/teac.html

 

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