[Coco] [Color Computer] USB Floppy drive on VCC
Stephen H. Fischer
SFischer1 at Mindspring.com
Sun Jun 24 12:31:50 EDT 2012
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Ladd" <drencor at gamepixel.net>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2012 8:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] [Color Computer] USB Floppy drive on VCC
> 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.
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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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