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Offline CDE_MusiXTopic starter

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Hi again, is possible to insert High Density floppies on the AMIGA? Someone is talking to the Catweasel adapter... how it works?
AMIGA 1200 with
- External FD Drive
- 527 Mb HD drive

I wish power up my AMIGA:
- AmigaOS 3.9 (upgrading wit CDROM drive, Blizard 1230IV and 56k modem)

Offline Effy

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You mean something like THIS  :-? Of course it is possible. If you have an A2000 or A1200 in tower then I guess you can also get an A4000 drive which is standard high density :)

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Hmm! I didn't know Dell made Amiga drives!  :-)

How is it interfaced to the Amiga? Does it have some custom logic inside?

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I used to have one of those several years ago on my A500+ with turboboard, it costed me 112,50 euro in those days when it was still brandnew. I donĀ“t really know what the Dell sign means, I only know that when you have 2.0 kickstart or higher that it is recognized as high density drive. The only funny minor thing is that it refused to work when I connected it to another external drive, it only worked when connected directly to the floppy port  :-)

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Hmmm...interesting. Looks like some homebrew thing stuck in a generic Dell floppydrive casing?

Offline tonyvdb

The nice thing about using the A4000 drive as I do (the A3000 also used this drive) is that once formated on the amiga a HD disk will give you almost 1.8mb of usable space compared to the 1.44 on a PC.
The drive will also read and write all other formats of amiga and PC disks.
Amiga 2000HD Indivision ECS
Amiga 4000D towerised OS 3.1 and 3.9 on CF cards
Indivision AGA, Mediator 4000
Video Toaster 4000 Flyer v4.3 Millenium.
202gig of video drive space & 5gig audio.

Offline amigagr

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and if you format with the diskspare.device you get about 2mb
A3040/25 AmigaOS 3.9
A1260BPPC AmigaOS 3.9/4.0
Sam440ep AmigaOS 4.1.2
PegasosII/G3 AmigaOS 4.1.2/MorphOS 2.7/Debian 5.0.7/SUSE 11.1
MacMini/G4 1.5 MorphOS 2.7/OSX 10.5.8
Long Live Amiga

If i am going to have bugs on my system,
at least let me keep the latest versions.
Neil Bothwick