WANTED: FDD 720Kb drive with IC & mem expansion card

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Par anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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25-05-2004, 17:43

I am looking for:

FDD 720Kb with interface card

128K or larger mem expansion card (with memory mapper)

P.S. I have Panasonic FS -A1 (MSX2, 64K RAM)I am looking for:

FDD 720Kb with interface card

128K or larger mem expansion card (with memory mapper)

P.S. I have Panasonic FS -A1 (MSX2, 64K RAM)

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Par [D-Tail]

Ascended (8254)

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25-05-2004, 18:22

Hmmm... these things are pretty rare... I have a Sony HBD-50, that's a 360kB FDD with interface. I think that doesn't suit you Wink. But why do so difficult? A loose 720kB FDD with interface will cost you most likely more than 45 euros. 45 euros is the price that repair-bas asks for a fully functional Philips NMS8250 MSX2, 128kB RAM, with built in FDD (720kB). Try that instead Wink

Par doba

Resident (39)

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25-05-2004, 21:37

4MB dram or 512K sram mapper: http://lpadial.aamsx.org/page3.HTM
Floppy disk controller with optional RTC and LPT: http://lpadial.aamsx.org/pagef.HTM

Are you from Tallinn?

Par peter8

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26-05-2004, 12:57

Thanks for pointing out the lpadial site.

Buying 3rd party hardware or another MSX2 will be my last resort, meanwhile I will try to get original equipment for my FS-A1 if possible. Memories, you know.. Smile
So 45E for original 720K FDD+IC is not too much if it is in great shape and works OK.

PS. Yes, I live in Tallinn.

Par dhau

Paragon (1570)

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26-05-2004, 13:04

Cool, then I assume your MSX affection have the same roots as mine: the ultimate soviet computer class - KUVT2 (Yamaha MSX2 YIS 805R and YIS 603IIIR).

As of original feeling, while romantic, it's not too practical. Old floppy drives tend to break. And replacing them is not an easy task, because you need XT-compartible drive (DS0 etc.).

With new controller you can use any spare modern AT floppy drive (DS1) without any problems.

Yet another solution is an IDE controller from www.msx.ch. You can use LS-120 drive with it. It reads all 1DD/2DD and HD floppy disks as well as it's native 120MB super floppies

Anyway, if you're interested, I have a spare 1DD (360K) Yamaha FD-03 external floppy disk drive. It's working great, but doesn't support 2DD floppies (720K). I ask 25 euro + shipping

Par peter8

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26-05-2004, 14:08

Thanks for offer, but since all my legacy MSX disks are 2DD, I have no use for 1DD drive.

Par pitpan

Prophet (3145)

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26-05-2004, 15:08

Good luck looking for those items!

If you are able to get just the 2DD IC, then you could probably connect directly a PC disk drive, just adding the power supply and inverting the connection flat cable (at least, this seems to work fine with HBD-30 and HBD-50 from SONY).

Continuing with this DO-IT-YOURSELF, if you get a 1DD FDD you could also change the ROM in the IC, to add the 2DD BIOS, and then, change the original diskdrive for a PC one.

Par doba

Resident (39)

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26-05-2004, 23:22

If you don't afraid of DIY projects and can read this: http://maw.forus.ru/msx/fdc/

You're good to go...

Also try contacting author. For 50-60 euro I'm pretty sure he'll be very happy to build a unit just for you :)

Par peter8

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27-05-2004, 20:01

Yep, novatec is a good DIY website although most of the good stuff is missing links.

OT:
I was wondering what happened to ever so productive russian MSX scene, where did all those KYBT-s end up?

And boy, did I wish 16 years ago that I could read kanji Smile Still cant Wink

Par doba

Resident (39)

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27-05-2004, 20:13

I agree, KYBTs are the best computers ever. All the dirty capitalist pigs won't agree with this statement, they will tell TurboR GT is better. But I know better that it is all a lie! Smile

Russian MSX scene was very active in 1994-1996 due to large numbers of very cheap Daewoo CPC-400S MSX2 systems. In 1997 everyone just moved on to PC (web design, rendering, FreeBSD/Linux, 3d gaming) and lost interest in 8-bit platforms.

Par legacy

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06-06-2004, 19:47

Hey, Dhau aka Doba, Do you want back to that good old days?

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