[BBC-Micro] BBC Disk Drive?
splodge at starfleet.homeunix.net
Fri Nov 24 10:05:24 GMT 2006
> On 23/11/2006 12:10, Richard Gellman wrote:
>> The Amiga has an external floppy port that uses 37-way D connector. If
>> is said interface, then you can build an adapter as I believe the signal
>> set is the same.
> All the Amiga external drive connectors I've seen are 23-pin D
> connectors (a non-standard size) though the signals are basically the
> same set as on a normal floppy -- albeit in a slightly different order.
> I think you're mis-remembering this or confusing it with the original
> IBM PC floppy interface, which had a DC37 connector for an external
> drive (or two), and is virtually the same as the FTAPE interface
> sometimes found on multi-IO ISA cards for tape backup.
I remembered that the Amiga has an odd number of pins (by today's
standards at least), but forgot that it was 23 rather than 37.
I thought I'd heard of a 37-pin FDD interface somewhere though... could
well be the DC37 you mention.
I seem to remember some of the old Amstrad PCs had unusual Centronics-type
connectors for attaching an external FDD. Would this be related to/the
same connector as DC37?
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