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ScuzzBlog: Diaries August 2017

Entry 1st August 2017: Post: 1

Unbranded 5.25" drive

An unbranded 5.25" external drive connected simply to the rear
disk drive port on the Amiga 1200 and Checkmate [ The Checkmate
is basically an Amiga 500 inside a purpose made metal casing ]
Drives can read the 5.25" disks in PC or Amiga format. On the
Checkmate the PowerPC board has to be mounted to use the emulator
Neither drive has any marking advising of the maker. 

I dug out my Amiga 1020 external 5.25" floppy drive simply to
compare the physical size of the unbranded unit.

Pictures 01-02
Front and back sitting on a 1060 Sidecar

Pictures 03-04
Drive connects to Amiga Disk Port - Amiga 1020 compared

Pictures 05-06
1020 for reference = DF1 CrossDOS Mount File

Pictures 07-08
My VEIGA Tools disk showing as a PC disk on DF1

Pictures 09-10
The VEIGA DF1 PC Formatted Disk

Pictures 11-12
Another unbranded drive working with the Checkmate

Pictures 13-14
The LED read 51 - Checkmate with Park and KCS not mounted

Pictures 15-16
Formatting the Amiga DF1 on the A1200

Pictures 17-18
Copying Aminet files from Q-Drive CD to Amiga 5.25" disk

Pictures 19-20
Disk taken to Checkmate to view files
on the unbranded 5.25" on that machine
This last pic shows the 5.25" drive light on
the Amiga 1200 based machine

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