Tuesday, May 5, 2020

PC to Amiga FDD interface cable

People are writing detailed articles how to modify stock 3.5" PC HD floppy drives to make them Amiga compatible.

My solution is completely different: create a special cable and no modification is required to the FDD itself.

The only thing You need to do is to hide the HD detection hole on the floppy disk with a sticky tape and all HD disks will work in DD mode. Of course DD disks will also work without any problem.

See the pictures below for the details. The testing involved 30+ different drives. 

Amiga supports DD drives only: don't ask for a HD mod; it requires oscillator change etc.

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