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2022-05-21 by: Dave Brockman
From: Dave Brockman 
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I installed one of these ~10 years ago to a CnC machine (Plasma torch=20
IIRC) because it only ran NT4.0.  Some of you may have forgotten that=20
NT40 did not support USB natively, you had to add a 3rd party driver=20
stack to use USB.  And generally, one 3rd party USB stack only supported=20
one vendor's devices, or even one single device.  Multiple USB devices=20
from multiple vendors just wasn't a thing (at least not stable).  The=20
software it ran also would not access SMB network shares, only local=20
devices, so the FDD interface USB was added so they could copy the CnC=20
files off the network to thumb drive, and then stick that in the FDD=20
interface on the CnC machine to load the instructions.

-Dave

On 5/21/2022 10:35 AM, Ed King wrote:
> I've had one of those hooked up to my Amiga 1000 for several years.=C2=A0=
 =C2=A0I=20
> had to reflash the firmware to make it=C2=A0 Amiga compatible.=C2=A0 =C2=
=A0 I put the=20
> disk images (Kickstart, workbench, games, etc) on the USB stick, from a=
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> windows pc.=C2=A0 Insert USB into gotek, turn on the Amiga and select=20
> Kickstart image using the navigation buttons on the gotek.=C2=A0 When=20
> prompted for workbench, press nav=C2=A0 button to get to workbench imag=
e, and=20
> voila, Amiga boots.=C2=A0 =C2=A0 Press nav button on gotek=C2=A0 to sel=
ect a game=20
> image, and the disk icon appears on desktop.=C2=A0 =C2=A0Double click t=
he disk=20
> icon and play the game
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> ...and I don't even like to play games, lol
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> On Saturday, May 21, 2022, Billy  > wrote:
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>     Gotek SFR1M44-U100 3.5 Inch 1.44MB USB SSD Floppy Drive Emulator
>     https://www =3D
>     .amazon.com/dp/B0762NCHC6/ 
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>     In don=3DE2=3D80=3D99t have a need, but wow - very cool. There=3DE2=
=3D80=3D99s a
>     way to p=3D
>     lug a usb stick to move files or be the backing store? I=3DE2=3D80=3D=
99m
>     not 100% s=3D
>     ure. There=3DE2=3D80=3D99s also firmware updates on y tube=C2=A0 to=
 make it do
>     more.
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>     =3D46rom the q&a, folks are using it for sewing machines, cnc, some
>     pianos, an=3D
>     d old PCs.
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>     I=3DE2=3D80=3D99m impressed.
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>     --b=3D
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