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16.Nov.2019



USB interface for reading and writing floppy disks on PC: Greaseweazle
After his Gotek firmware FlashFloppy, Keir Fraser has started another project for reading and writing floppy disks on PC: Similar to Kryoflux, 'Greaseweazle' reads the magnetic layers of the disks independently of the used disk format and saves as much information as possible in a so called "Flux Level Image" in the Supercard-Format (SCP) which enables reading and writing copy-protected disks.

Among others SCP disk images are supported by WinUAE and FS-UAE. Using external tools it is possible to convert them to IPF which is a more known format of the Software Preservation Society. You can also create ADF images - if the disk is not copy-protected.

Greaseweazle consists of a mikro controller board that costs only a few euros which is connected to a disks drive and then via USB to the PC. All required software is available on Github under a free license. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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