[Coco] [Color Computer] USB Floppy drive on VCC

David Ladd drencor at gamepixel.net
Sat Jun 23 23:44:25 EDT 2012

On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 10:03 PM, WinstonP <cantatora at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Does anyone know if a USB floppy drive will work with VCC?
> I've seen them with 3.5" floppies and figure I would swap the drive with a
> 5.25" (my original CoCo drive).
> If anyone has tried this, please let me know.
> the only other option I can think of is to re-build another computer and
> add a 5.25 drive to it and run VCC on it.
> Winston
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Sadly a USB floppy drive will not work.  All known USB 3.5" floppy drives
have a fixed byte count of 512bytes.  A lot of the newer USB drives only
support HD 1.44MB floppies.

What you will need is a motherboard with a real floppy controller and
utility called

This special driver allows VCC to talk directly to the floppy controller.
You will want to read the FAQ's very carefully that comes with fdrawcmd.

Hope this helps you.

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