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    So glad you are sorted. I also found the...

    So glad you are sorted. I also found the documents challenging to follow. They really don't have a walk through...
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    Sadly I am off to NZ soon, but not OZ....

    Sadly I am off to NZ soon, but not OZ....
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    I think that HXC tools is not mentioned much...

    I think that HXC tools is not mentioned much because most folks have suitable floppy images. There are lots of utilities around that can be used to explore images. I think these may work
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    i don't think its that much different :-(

    i don't think its that much different :-(
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    So "Image files" are the virtual floppy disk...

    So "Image files" are the virtual floppy disk images. You can create blank ones with the HXC tools. If there are images on the net, say .DSK files you can often use those.
    The thing works in three...
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    Note sure. The cheapest option is $43AUS for a...

    Note sure. The cheapest option is $43AUS for a single tape. When I ask for 10 tapes it goes to $89(aus)

    item is:-
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    no idea. At least they are probably a little...

    no idea. At least they are probably a little younger. Can you bake them before use or does that mess up other bits?
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    CompactTape II for TK70

    Does any one have a couple of CompactTape II for a TK70 going spare I could get in England for a reasonable price. I see there are some cheap on ebay Australia but the postage kind of kills them
  9. you can always view CSIRAC ...

    you can always view CSIRAC

    https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/articles/1337
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    In fact if you manage to break on I will bring...

    In fact if you manage to break on I will bring you a replacement when I come out in March,
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    My thoughts were if it allows you to remove data...

    My thoughts were if it allows you to remove data from the hard drive quickly, without too much additional use, then its a winner. Once a drive is flakey my focus is always on backing up the data PDQ....
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    Not sure what the objection to flashing the...

    Not sure what the objection to flashing the firmware is. You can install the FashFloppy by installing a couple of links and using a simple USB A to A cable. If you elect for the HXC you will need a...
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    Who knows how many survive, but I suspect a few...

    Who knows how many survive, but I suspect a few thousand were made. Apparently there were 56 Sage computers built each with 100 consoles , so if each console had one tube thats 5600 plus spares...
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  14. I think the compatibility problems were why I...

    I think the compatibility problems were why I wanted to go with the GoTek. You can build a track in whatever format you want and you are not worrying about the physicality of floppy disks. So is the...
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    there is a terminator on the back cover. The...

    there is a terminator on the back cover. The SCSI2SD has its terminator in place..
  16. OK well I know what you are talking about! I...

    OK well I know what you are talking about!

    I am not sure if your Compact Uniboard wants FM or MFM disks. If it wants FM a standard PC may not cope...
    ... but there are options see below....

    5"...
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    Most GoTeks have links.

    Most GoTeks have links.
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    oops sorry, on taking the cover off its got a...

    oops sorry, on taking the cover off its got a terminator in there

    Dave
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    I don't think mine has an external terminator,...

    I don't think mine has an external terminator, but its all SCSI. I think I used a SCSI2SD because the M30 needs a boot drive < 1gb and that has a terminator on board...
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    I wonder if that can be used in some way to...

    I wonder if that can be used in some way to detect the drive type?
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    Chuck, No, the 3174 will read and write 1.2...

    Chuck,

    No, the 3174 will read and write 1.2 and 2.4 diskettes. You need to configure the firmware so it has to write the updated files back to the floppy. You might also want to make backups. If...
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    I don't think there is anything in the 3174 menus...

    I don't think there is anything in the 3174 menus that let you format a diskette, full stop.
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    i believe the first track is 1.2 format for both...

    i believe the first track is 1.2 format for both drives, so a marker in the header?
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    I was wondering if its a simple marker on the...

    I was wondering if its a simple marker on the first track...
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    There is code to go in a GoTek here:- ...

    There is code to go in a GoTek here:-

    https://github.com/9track/FlashFloppy

    I have been using it with some success in a couple of my 3174s...
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