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20.Aug.2017



Reading and writing Amiga disks on PC: ADF-Copy/ADF-Drive
ADF-Copy is an USB adapter which, connected to a ordinary PC disk drive, can read and write Amiga disks - provided that the disks are not copy-protected. The floppy port is connected to a Teensy 3.2 micro controller by using some jumpers controlled by the firmware of the micro controller.

In a previous version of the firmware the disk drive is controlled by a Windows application called "ADF-Copy", which can read or write back ADF-images on disks. Now a firmware update was released which is called "ADF-Drive" which registers to the PC using the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) and provides a disk drive "DF0". If the PC supports MTP, ADF-files can be created or write back via drag'n drop using the file manager of the operating system or a disk can be formatted. It is still possible to use the Windows application together with the latest version of the firmware.


The electrical diagram for connecting the floppy port to the micro controller, the windows tutorial as well as the firmware including the source code are available on the website of the developer Dominik Tonn. Currently Tonn is working on an implementation of the filesystem, which would make it possible to access single files on the disk. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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