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Enterprise with GOTEK floppy emulator
« on: 2015.April.13. 12:20:07 »
Werner bought one and successfully tested:
Quote from: WernerLindner
The GOTEK works very well on all my EC's (incl. 320) and I made some pictures of it in action. The model is SFRM72-FU-DL, which is a 720 kByte emulator only. This model is sold on Ebay-Germany for appr. Euro 38,00 incl. p&p from China.
 
You do not need any software for using the emulator on the Enterprise. The only other thing you need is an USB-stick. This stick has to be formatted with FAT32. After formatting, the root directory of the stick is automatically floppy "000". The other floppies can be generated by simply making directories with the appropriate numbers, i.e. "001", "002", ..."099". Therefore the emulator can handle up to 100 floppies on one stick. Each directory can be filled now by simply copying files to it. You can copy more than 720 kByte to a directory, but the emulator will stop reading after 720 kByte.
 
Operation on an Enterprise:
- Power up the machine, the emulator will show "00.0." on his display
- Select the directory of the desired disk with the two push-buttons, fx. "00.1."
- Insert the stick, display will change to "001", when the stick/directory is recognized correctly
- Press the right button once, "d0" will appear in the display for a few seconds (Files are copied to flash rom of the emulator)
- Now you can read/write to the disk like you would do with any normal fdd
- If you want written data back to the stick, simply press the left button once.
- "d2" will appear in the display for a few seconds (internal flash rom is copied back to the usb-stick)
 
If you want to use IMG-Files instead of single file copying, you can do that alternatively. Simply make a directory on the stick, called "IMG720". Copy up to 100 IMG-Files to this subdirectory. The IMG-Files must have names, corresponding to "000.IMG", "001.IMG", ..., "099.IMG".
Operation on an Enterprise:
- Power up the machine, the emulator will show "00.0." on his display
- Press both button on the emulator once, the display will shoe "b00"
- Select the directory of the desired disk with the two push-buttons, fx. "b01"
- Insert the stick and press the right button once, "d0" will appear in the display for a few seconds (Image is copied to flash rom of the emulator)
- Now you can read/write to the disk like you would do with any normal fdd
- If you want written data back to the stick, simply press the left button once.
- "d2" will appear in the display for a few seconds (internal flash rom is copied back to the usb-stick)
 
When data is in the internal flash rom, it will remain there, when you power-cycle the machine.
 
The only disadvantage of the above mechanism is, that you have to pull the USB-Stick anytime you want to change the floppy/-image. The two push-buttons cannot be used to switch between directories/images, when the stick is in the USB-port (in this mode they can be used for copying data between the stick/the flash-rom only).
12287-012289-112291-2
12293-312295-412297-5
12299-612301-712303-8