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17775Re: [YamahaDX] Re: Replacement floppy drive.

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  • Wes Garland
    Aug 23, 2014
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      720 vs. 1.44 doesn't really make a different from a replacement POV, all that happens is if you get a 1.44 drive hooked where a 720 was, the drive will never be instructed to access half of its tracks.

      Whether this will work or not depends largely on how configurable it is.  Signalling for all floppy drives was pretty much the same, but the PC drives are slightly different from the Shugart drives, which is what most musical instrument makers were using. More expensive products like this have been used in organs, sequencers, etc. 

      If anybody has the manual for this and the service manual for the II-FD I could offer an opinion..


      On 23 August 2014 06:49, 'Brian' briantolson@... [YamahaDX] <YamahaDX@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      I’m not sure if it would, just food for thought .. maybe one of the more knowledgeable people could tell you.
      I know they’ve talked about these things but the drives have been very expensive – this one seems quite reasonable so I put it out there.
      To me it looks like a straight replacement for a floppy drive. Not sure if the II FD is a 720 or 1.44
      I only have the Mk1 DX7.
      Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:35 PM
      Subject: [YamahaDX] Re: Replacement floppy drive.

      How would this work with the II FD?

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