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Author Topic: Possibly the first ever Gotek USB drive in an Amstrad NC200??  (Read 483 times)

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It may be a first I'm not sure, but with Bryce's help I managed to get an internal USB floppy emulator drive fitted in my Amstrad NC200!



I've also posted details in the "Other Retro > Classifieds" section if anyone would like to buy a complete kit to do this mod :)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/classifieds-38/amstrad-nc200-internal-gotek-floppy-emulator-usb-drive-complete-kit/msg170370/

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I'm torn about this. On one hand, it looks great. On the other, apart from the novelty factor, does an NC really need one?

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I'm torn about this. On one hand, it looks great. On the other, apart from the novelty factor, does an NC really need one?

Since when has the word "need" been valid in ANY retro computer procurement discussion??

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Of course not man, that was just idle discussion.  :D


Is the NC modified in any way?

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Do you mean for the Gotek installation? It should be a drop-in replacement, no need to change anything.

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Ok, that's one worry less then.

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Hmm, only have an NC-100 - any ideas how to get the Gotek in there?  :laugh:

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Hmm, only have an NC-100 - any ideas how to get the Gotek in there?  :laugh:

Big hammer?

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Big hammer?

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OK, I'll try... I am confident you will help me fix it if I should fail, right?  :D

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Hmm, only have an NC-100 - any ideas how to get the Gotek in there?  :laugh:


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Re: Possibly the first ever Gotek USB drive in an Amstrad NC200??
« Reply #10 on: 09:09, 14 February 19 »

OK, I'll try... I am confident you will help me fix it if I should fail, right?  :D

Make sure it's facing east when you hit it. That way you can save on postage as it will land on my doorstep :D

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Re: Possibly the first ever Gotek USB drive in an Amstrad NC200??
« Reply #11 on: 18:21, 14 February 19 »
I'm torn about this. On one hand, it looks great. On the other, apart from the novelty factor, does an NC really need one?
Thanks for the feedback. It's handier than it looks - mainly just because trusting your NC200 documents and data on floppies or the memory card is for the brave! If the coin battery goes or your floppy decides to deteriorate you've had it! haha but I suppose too that's down to how much you back up to your PC (which again is a bit of a pain on the memory cards or if you don't have a floppy PC drive. So yeah it is quite useful just being able to put your usb stick in your PC to backup and move things to and from the NC200. But hey!! I'm really biased  :D