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Macintosh Floppy Emu

Unread postby josehill » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:48 pm

This might be old news to Nekochanners who have a lot of vintage Mac hardware, as it has been around for a couple of years, but I don't recall seeing it mentioned before, and it seems pretty neat, at least to me:

"Floppy Emu is a prototype floppy disk drive emulator for vintage Macs. It uses an SD memory card and custom hardware to mimic a 400K, 800K, or 1.4MB 3.5 inch disk drive and floppy disk. It plugs into the Mac’s external or internal floppy connector, and behaves exactly like a real disk drive, requiring no special software on the Mac."

Anyway, in case it helps anyone - http://www.bigmessowires.com/macintosh-floppy-emu/

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Re: Macintosh Floppy Emu

Unread postby Hakimoto » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:31 pm

Nice piece of post-retro kit there! I had an SE/30 once upon a time. Never got to play much with it, but it was a lovely little monochrome machine. Luckily the floppy drive still worked!
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Re: Macintosh Floppy Emu

Unread postby ScutBoy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:25 am

I have one. It works great!

Between it and the CFFA card for the Apple ][ it's much easier to hoard ...er, manage media for these older machines.
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Re: Macintosh Floppy Emu

Unread postby tingo » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:14 pm

Interesting. Perhaps I should get one for my SE/30.
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