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Offline littlangel

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Set 3.5 drive as Drive A on DDI-1?
« on: 09:30, 23 July 20 »
Hello.

As title says, I finally managed to hook up a 3.5 drive to the DDI-1 (on the cpc 464).
However I wonder if i can set it as drive a without cutting the precious wires on the original ddi 1?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Set 3.5 drive as Drive A on DDI-1?
« Reply #1 on: 03:12, 24 July 20 »
@littlangel


What is the brand of Drive and its Model number.


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Re: Set 3.5 drive as Drive A on DDI-1?
« Reply #2 on: 04:43, 24 July 20 »
Hello.

As title says, I finally managed to hook up a 3.5 drive to the DDI-1 (on the cpc 464).
However I wonder if i can set it as drive a without cutting the precious wires on the original ddi 1?

Thanks in advance.
https://github.com/lambdamikel/CPCDiskAdapter

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Re: Set 3.5 drive as Drive A on DDI-1?
« Reply #3 on: 10:37, 24 July 20 »
Are you continuing to use the 3" drive as well as the 3.5"?
If so, I'm trying to work out how to make my 3" drive on a pcw8256 into the b drive too.
I've had a bit of a look about on the 3" drive to see how to get the DS1 signal (drive B) rather than the hard wired DS0 (Drive A), but hoping someone who has previous knowledge of it might be able to confirm if i'm in the correct area or not.
Then the 3.5" drive should have a jumper setting on the back (hopefully) where you can set it to master (DS0/Drive A) rather than slave (DS1/Drive B), if it's not already. They usually are set to master as standard.

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Re: Set 3.5 drive as Drive A on DDI-1?
« Reply #4 on: 18:12, 24 July 20 »
With the adapter board above, it doesn't matter how the drive is jumpered. You can reroute the signal such that DS0 <-> A, DS0 <-> B, DS1 <-> A, DS1 <-> B, any way you like. No modification to the drive required.