Amstrad CPC 6128 664 Gotek Floppy Emulator

Started by tsi, 10:48, 25 January 23

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I found the Gotek Floppy Emulator on Ebay, but I can't find any further manual.

Maybe someone can answer my questions:

How does it work?

  • Do I put a single dsk-file on the USB-Stick and this works as a normal disk?
  • (How) Can I create an empty Disk on this USB-Stick?
  • (How) can I switch between different dsk-Files?
  • Do i need further equipment / software to get it work or is everything I need this hardware?
        (just read that a "pin adapter" is needed ... where do I find one?)

Thanks & greetings


I bought one from CPCSTORE about 3 years ago and it does everything I require.
To the user it appears as a second physical disc drive.
It has been fully configured for the CPC and is basically Plug n Play.

However, I see that it is out of stock so probably best to contact them for an update.

You may want to look for other CPC specific suppliers so "ask around" to see if any are recommended by members.

At any one time I have about 1000 dsk files on the USB-Stick and select them by using the control knob on the front of the Gotek.

To make dsk files use this:


Do you have flashfloppy on the gotek?

If not, the first thing you need to do is to flash it with a new firmware called flashfloppy.

Then you need to configure flashfloppy and then you can use it like a normal disk drive - however that is true for the external port. 

If you want to use it internal in the 6128 you also need a cable adapter and a power connector.

Attention, the Powerconnector for the Amstrad 3" floppy does not have the 3.5" standard voltages ... If you just plug in your gotek, the CPC will destroy it.

Here is an assembly video ...

This video also goes into Flashfloppy details.

And this video explains how to get flashfloppy onto your gotek (that is not CPC specific task). 

To do the initial flash of the gotec you should solder a pin header to the back to set some jumpers.

There are some newer models, that allow it easier - 

please refer to flashfloppy wiki:
Proud owner of 2 Schneider CPC 464, 1 Schneider CPC 6128, GT65 and lots of books
Still learning all the details on how things work.

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