1.44MB Boot Sector Writer

by snout on 06-02-2005, 22:08
Topic: MSX Related

MSXPro and A&L Software released a tool to write an MSX compatible bootsector on standard IBM formatted 1.44MB disks, allowing you to create bootable floppy disks, to be used in an LS-120 drive connected to MSX by an IDE interface.

Relevant link: 1.44MB Boot Sector Writer

Comments (5)

By snout

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07-02-2005, 22:06

I always liked, but never owned an LS-120 drive. Who's got one connected to the MSX?

By ro

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10-02-2005, 09:00

never even heard of it... what is it anyway? (is it special)

By snout

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10-02-2005, 10:04

LS-120 was intended as an alternative for the infamous ZIP-drive. It's benefits: 120MB disks and the ability to read ordinary 3.5" diskettes a lot faster than ordinary 3.5" disks. As an added bonus, with an LS-120 drive you can use 1.44MB disks on MSX Wink.

By adrcunha

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10-02-2005, 22:04

Luciano Sturaro (www.msxpro.com) has a LS-120 drive working perfectly with IDE. Maybe soon I'll get one too. :)

By Yukio

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17-05-2009, 12:16

Actually, I believe that the LS-120 is a successor to the Sony 3 1/2 Floppy Disk Drive (the 2DD was used on MSX home microcomputers). It is compatible with older 3 1/2 disks and this newer type of media (120).