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@ArBee: you can use a Sony USB floppy drive with a modern Mac to read 800k floppies.

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You sure? Everything I see online says USB drives only can read Mac or PC 1.44MB and PC 720k disks, not the variable speed 800k (or 400k) ones.

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If someone can confirm such USB floppy drives exist would it be possible to post exact brand and model number?

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My friend bought one a few years ago (about 2003 or 2004, I think) - it was Sony-branded and advertised 800kB compatibility as a feature.

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This might sound like the El Paso flat bottomed taco ad, but...

Can't you just use an old Apple or classic Mac to dump 800k disks to an image format, and copy the image across to a later, somewhat usable machine using a network/serial cable? I gather there has to be at least some sort of network connection for them, even if it does take 30 minutes to copy a file across!

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Sure, you can do that if you have the right cables and such. A classic Mac with a SuperDrive can just read the 800k disks and write the image to PC-formatted 1.44MB disks though, which would be probably less hassle smile

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Yeah, but you lose the sector accuracy unless you copy it as a .image file or something.

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I thought this was about getting the ADB microcontroller BIOS off my IIgs, not sector-accurate anything smile

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In this case, this is true. that message was for doing apple dumps in general. (also you lose the file info-tree if you copy it from an hfs filesystem to a fat filesystem *I THINK*, unless you store the metadata in a separate file)

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It exist massive skeleton driver updates for the last SVN builds. I know, they are not working yet.
My question:
if i get error if i try to load a skeleton driver, make it sense to post this error or not ?

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