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External floppy drives on the Spectrum +3

205 bytes added, 12:16, 26 April 2017
3½″ diskettes
====Writing Images====
=====3½″ diskettes=====
To access +3 formatted disks read and format disks with formats other than 720kB (the +3multiformatter utility refers to this format as 708K) on Windows NT you will need the [ FDrawcmd driver by simon owen]. This will only work correctly on PCs with real floppy drives, not USB floppy drives attached to laptopscontrollers.
A good utility for writing the images is [ John Elliot's dsktool].
It's possible to read and write 708K +3DOS format dsk images using dsktool on some USB floppy drives that have an NEC UF000x chipset. The Dell FDDM-101 module is known to work.
=====3″ disks=====
A guide to connecting a 3″ drive to a PC and reading/writing disks is available from the [ Spectrum Disk Preservation Project]

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