DskTest v0.1.47b (release?)

Started by pacomix, 20:44, 15 June 13

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Neil79

Quote from: TFM on 19:30, 03 August 15
But one can carefully re-adjust it, and then it will work fine. Patience is a virtue and will help here. (Ok, no virtue I got, but in genera... ;D ). Good luck, don't give in!  :)


Eh no, a slight tap and a turn and...


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Quote from: pacomix on 20:44, 15 June 13
Any suggestion in order improving it would be more than welcome!


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pacomix

Just connect the drive to a CPC 6128/664/464+DDI  ;D

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MoteroV4

Hello Pacomix, congratulations on your program.

I just wanted to ask you a question, I'm trying to pass your Dsktest.dsk to tape with CDTMaster because the 2 floppy disks I have are broken. I have a CPC464 and a cassette/CD/MP3 adapter tape which I connect to the PC to serve as a data source from the WinApe emulator. I do not have ROM.

The question I have to make the tape loader is that 2 files appear in your disk image:
1º DSKTEST.BIN
2º DSKTESTP.BIN
I do not know the data where the 2nd file has to be loaded. I have proved that loading only the 1st seems to be going well in Winape, but loading the 2nd it resets.

My question is, would it be enough to load only the 1st file from tape?
Thanks and best regards

pacomix

I don't remember exactly the files and so of the project. Let me get home an I'll take a look at it.


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vasilisk

A quick question. The nominal speed of a cpc drive is 300rpm?

TotO

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vasilisk

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One of my drives is measured 294.50. It reads and runs almost all the disks I have (originals and copy). except from one.
The "Calibrate" option what does it do?

Bryce

Anything between 290 and 310 is fine. I wouldn't touch anything, there's more chance something will get damaged while trying to adjust it.

If it's not broken, don't fix it!

Bryce.

TotO

Better between 295 and 305. 310 should fail to read floppy wrote with a 290/295 drive (and the invert too).
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vasilisk

Quote from: TotO on 13:54, 24 September 19
Better between 295 and 305. 310 should fail to read floppy wrote with a 290/295 drive (and the invert too).


I will stay at 294 for now. I got to this number by adjusting it manually and without oscilloscope. Since the drive was not not reading at all at first. Most discs run so better safe than sorry.

TotO

Sure, you are close (it is not the same value from track 0 to 39) and if you do not have any problem to read floppies it is not required to change that.
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vasilisk

The "calibrate" option what does it do?

Bryce

Quote from: TotO on 13:54, 24 September 19
Better between 295 and 305. 310 should fail to read floppy wrote with a 290/295 drive (and the invert too).

Yeah, but the measurement isn't accurate anyway. It will vary just by tilting the drive, it varies with the actual voltage of the 12V rail and it even varies with temperature, so a drive spinning at 300 at 22°C might spin at 290 at 30°C. That's why I tell people not to break their neck trying to get it exactly on 300RPM. 290 is only 3.3% off and the protocol allows for a tolerance of around +/-5%.


Bryce.

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