HxC SD Card floppy disk emulator - works with Oric?

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HxC SD Card floppy disk emulator - works with Oric?

Post by ibisum » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:31 am

Hi,

Per the details on this auction:

http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detail ... rives)-684


.. this thing apparently works with the Oric .. does anyone know *for sure* that this works? If it does, I'll buy it right away! :)

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Post by Symoon » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:37 am

Interesting, but I suspect it requires a controller card, as it just emulates the disk drive?

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Post by Chema » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:04 am

Yep. I think this topic has been raised before. Not sure, but I think it is the emulator of floppy drives with an SD card. Needs a controller, though.

Not sure if it emulates also writing, or just reading.

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Post by ibisum » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:41 pm

Perhaps one of the French-speaking members of our community can look into it a bit further? There is a link to the details in the auction, but I don't really understand the French reporting about the demo event where Oric support was added.

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Post by Symoon » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:11 pm

Ibisum, where's the link you're talking about?
Never found it :?
But if it's similar to something we've already talked about 1 or 2 years ago, yes it requires a controller card (that's probably why it says "Oric with Microdisc" in the auction).

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Post by Torlus » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:19 am

Yes, it requires a Microdisc (or any other controller), as it only emulates the floppy drive.
Support for writing is available for "standard" MFM tracks, which I think is the case for Oric.
See here for more information : http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emulator/index.html
and http://torlus.com/floppy/

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