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Offline blanning

CF adapter bracket for A500 floppy drive location
« on: February 27, 2021, 05:24:07 PM »
Does such a thing exist?  The floppy drive location seems like an ideal location for a CF card so it can be easily removed without modding the case.
 

Offline Pat the Cat

Re: CF adapter bracket for A500 floppy drive location
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2021, 08:20:29 PM »
The snag here is that if you  plug in to the floppy drive connector - you are limited to floppy drive speeds. A CF version of a Gotek isn't going to be quicker than a Gotek, and would be more expensive.

Bit of a non starter I regret. But, if you have WB2.x or higher, you can go CF-IDE adapter on the 68K socket without too many problems.
"To recurse is human. To iterate, divine."

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Offline Rob

Re: CF adapter bracket for A500 floppy drive location
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 10:55:31 PM »
A Startech 35BAYCF2IDE or similar is probably your best bet.
 

Offline Pat the Cat

Re: CF adapter bracket for A500 floppy drive location
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2021, 11:39:20 PM »
Oh right - an adapter mount rather than a device.

There are a couple designs on Thingiverse for similar ideas, but they're not really A500 friendly. I guess you could hack them together with Imagine to make something that would work;-

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4470275  <Akai floppy drive mount but mounting hole wrong

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1026187  <CF 3.5 inch IDE adapter

The tricky part is mounting the CF adapter solidly.

EDIT: The Akai floppy mount probably won't load in Imagine, needs converting to verbose stl or obj I think.

EDIT EDIT: Real 3D 3.5 loads and saves in "3d systems binary and Ascii2, which today everybody can call stl without being sued. Don't use Lightwave for 3d printed objects - any circles created will print as hexagons.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2021, 06:15:46 PM by Pat the Cat »
"To recurse is human. To iterate, divine."

A1200, Vanilla, Surf Squirrel, SD Card, KS 3.0/3.z, PCMCIA dev
A500, Vanilla, A570, Rev 5, KS 1.2/1.3 Testbench system
Rasp Pi, UAE4ARM, 3D laser scanner, experimental, hoping for AmigaOS4Arm, based on Watterott Fabscan Pi
 

Offline blanning

Re: CF adapter bracket for A500 floppy drive location
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2021, 03:59:46 AM »
The snag here is that if you  plug in to the floppy drive connector - you are limited to floppy drive speeds. A CF version of a Gotek isn't going to be quicker than a Gotek, and would be more expensive.

Bit of a non starter I regret. But, if you have WB2.x or higher, you can go CF-IDE adapter on the 68K socket without too many problems.

I mean just physical location.  I would run a ribbon cable over to an ide connector over by the cpu.
 

Offline blanning

Re: CF adapter bracket for A500 floppy drive location
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2021, 04:02:13 AM »
A Startech 35BAYCF2IDE or similar is probably your best bet.

thanks
 

Offline Pat the Cat

Re: CF adapter bracket for A500 floppy drive location
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2021, 05:02:23 AM »
You will have to drill new screw holes in it to fit.

It's designed to fit in bays with no front bezel, and the A500 is designed for floppy drives with no front bezel.

You can't cut just cut the front bezel off the 35BAYCF2IDE, the circuit board is right next to it.
"To recurse is human. To iterate, divine."

A1200, Vanilla, Surf Squirrel, SD Card, KS 3.0/3.z, PCMCIA dev
A500, Vanilla, A570, Rev 5, KS 1.2/1.3 Testbench system
Rasp Pi, UAE4ARM, 3D laser scanner, experimental, hoping for AmigaOS4Arm, based on Watterott Fabscan Pi