HxC Gotek on Atom FDC

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HxC Gotek on Atom FDC

Post by wolfgang » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:27 pm

Hi,

after testing HxC with my Elk, I wanted to give it a try with my Atom.
Here is the result:
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Re: HxC Gotek on Atom FDC

Post by danielj » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:29 pm

Can you format/verify disk images with it?

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Post by wolfgang » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:28 pm

danielj wrote:Can you format/verify disk images with it?
I guess so. I have to admit that I am not an expert with the FDC. Never really used it before.
This is what I get when I format:
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Post by danielj » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:08 pm

That's looking good! :)

d.

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Post by wolfgang » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:38 pm

Well, I don't know why, but I wasn't able to repeat the procedure today. So for now, I guess I have to revise the status to 'somewhat working'.
I can read and write on existing images, but formatting does not work reliably. :shock:

I guess I will need to figure out what the precise differences between DFS and Atom DOS disks are and talk to Jeff (HxC) about this.

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Post by danielj » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:43 pm

No difference at all. The major difference you're experiencing is possibly going to be down to the disk controller. The 1770 (in the electron interfaces, and th bbc master and the more modern bbc interfaces) isn't too fussy, but the 8271is very particular around index signals...

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Post by Multiwizard » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:20 pm

wolfgang wrote:Well, I don't know why, but I wasn't able to repeat the procedure today. So for now, I guess I have to revise the status to 'somewhat working'.
I can read and write on existing images, but formatting does not work reliably. :shock:

I guess I will need to figure out what the precise differences between DFS and Atom DOS disks are and talk to Jeff (HxC) about this.
Hi,

did you manage to repeat this procedure yet? 8)

If yes, was it successful this time? :?:


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Post by wolfgang » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:17 pm

Multiwizard wrote: Hi,

did you manage to repeat this procedure yet? 8)

If yes, was it successful this time? :?:


Greetings, Wim... :-)
I have no problems reading existing images. Formating does not work consistently, but I am not working on this topic right now.
Weather is to nice to be inside. ;-)

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Re: HxC Gotek on Atom FDC

Post by Jeff_HxC2001 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:53 pm

Faster is the USB stick, better is the result... ;)

Btw what are you trying to format ? HFE files or another file format ?
Is normal writing (not format) working properly ?

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