Fractal2000 Floppy Disk Interface
This page was last modified 12:33, 20 June 2020 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Sd snatcher and Gdx.

Description

This floppy disk Interface is made in Brazil. It's a replica of the Talent TDC-600 interface, so it features a WD37C65 floppy disk controller that was used in many IBM-PC clones.

It supports up to two drives using a standard twisted PC FDD flat cable. Drives are powered by an external power supply, since like the majority the MSX disk interfaces, this cartridge does not supply power for the drives.

It is compatible with standard PC 3.5" (360 or 720kB) and 5.25" (180 or 360kB) floppy drives and accepts two drives being simultaneously connected. There's a switch to swap the floppy drives A: and B: letters.

It's EDGE connector has gold-plated contacts. The screws of the plastic shell have Zinc Yellow Bichromated finish to avoid rust in the long term.

The interface includes a ROM with version 1 of the Disk BASIC instructions.

Brand Fractal2000
Type Floppy Disk Interface
Year 2018
Region Brazil
Official price
Package content
Emulation Original Talent TDC-600 ROM dumped, but not yet emulated.

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Fractal2000 Floppy Disk Interface
Fractal2000 Floppy Disk Interface PCB