[rescue] TME and Apple II and other Drive emulator questions.

Steve Hatle shatle at nfldinet.com
Mon May 12 11:19:12 CDT 2014

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Subject: [rescue] TME and Apple II and
other Drive emulator questions.
From: Earl Baugh 
Date: Mon, May 12, 2014 9:24
To: "rescue at sunhelp.org List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>

RE: Floppy Emu

Steve, you've used the floppy-emu? And have had good luck with it?
I'm asking
because I'm trying to figure out if it's worth $102 vs.
the existing
floppies I have working.
(right now I have fixed about 5 drives... have 2
external ones that
and all of the internal ones that I have
working....[that assumes I have the machine powering up, etc.] )

And how do
you get images on the SD? For the Commodore one there is a
program that works
on pretty much any
modern machine that lets you put images on the SD card that
you can then
read. However, for the SCSI2SD card,
I haven't found any good
ways to do something similar.



I own both a CFFA card and the
FloppyEmu. As far as getting the disk
images on the SD card for the FloppyEmu,
it's as simple as putting a FAT
formatted card into the slot on my iMac and
dragging the disk images
onto the card.  You plug the SD into the Emu, then
the EMU into the Mac
and power it up. The EMU has an LCD where you can pick
the disk image
you want, and then it will boot up from that. When you need to
switch a
disk, you can choose the next image on the EMU when the machine
for the disk and it will continue on. Makes things like installs of
System 7 that have a bunch of disks go much easier.

That said, I don't find
it to be much faster than regular floppy access,
but as far as managing media,
it's much better than stacks of floppies.
EMU understands folders on the SD
card, so you can organize to your
hearts content.

Hope that helps,


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