The "Mega Floppy Drive"...

Here’s a sneak peak of something I have been working on, it is an external chassis with three floppy disk drives installed in it currently.

When I finish it off, it’ll also contain a Greaseweazle - essentially a USB adapter that allows a floppy drive to used at a lower level to read the raw flux transitions from disks - in other words, many more formats, and great for software preservation.

I’ll most likely be putting in a separate IDE to USB bridge inside so I can also use a Zip 100 drive as well.

All inside a casing originally intended for a bunch of SCSI CD-ROMs, I’m guessing it would have been for use as a CD duplicator - a drive for the CD being read, and another for burning the duplicate.

I won’t be posting next week, back the week after!

Currently listening: LTJ Bukem - “Earth Volume Two” (1997)

Jonathan Wrigley @workswellforme