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Greaseweazle V4.1

New versión 4.1. Read and write your vintage floppy disks from your PC/Linux/Mac computer. This USB device lets you to connect an old floppy disk drive to your modern computer to read/write floppy disks from any system with Shugart standard drives (Amiga, Atari, Commodore, Amstrad, Sinclair, PC, CNC machines, musical instruments, etc)

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Read and write your vintage floppy disks from your PC/Linux/Mac computer!

The Greaseweazle USB device lets you to connect an old floppy disk drive to your modern computer to read/write floppy disks from any system with Shugart standard drives (Amiga, Atari, Commodore, Amstrad, Sinclair, PC, CNC machines, musical instruments, etc).

Greaseweazle allows versatile floppy drive control over USB. By extracting the raw flux transitions from a drive, any disk format can be captured and analysed - PC, Amiga, Amstrad, PDP-11, musical instruments, industrial equipment, and more. The Greaseweazle also supports writing to floppy disks, from a range of image file formats including those commonly used for online preservation (ADF, IPF, DSK, IMG, HFE, ...). More information and documentation may be find at the Greaseweazle V4 Wiki.

Greaseweazle V4.1   Greaseweazle V4.1

 

Greaseweazle V4.1 features (in red the new 4.1 features with respect of V4 version):


• Reads and writes 3", 3.5", 5.25", 8" disks (with suitable drive and cable)
• Buffered outputs, for communicating with older 5.25" and 8" disk drives
• Integrated power connector for directly powering most 3.5" disk drives
• USB 5V isolation jumper (to power the board via floppy power connector, useful for solutions with separate PSU)
• Form factor, including bigger mount holes
• Correctly keyed floppy header for PC drive cables (pin 5 is missing)
• USB-C connector
ESD protection for USB data lines
Over-current protection on USB power line
• Write-enable jumper can be removed for safer preservation of precious vintage disks
• Supports floppy-modded 5.25" drives
• Supports read/write operations in WinUAE Amiga emulator 
• Supports Disk-Change detection as used by Rob Smith's integration into the WinUAE Amiga emulator
Header for external LEDs
• 3 user-definable outputs (eg. 8" interface REDWC signal)
New PCB colour
• 100% factory tested before shipping

Requirements:

• A real floppy disk drive
• Floppy disks
• Data and power floppy disk drive cables (available as option)
• USB-C cable (available as option)

Compatibility:

• Windows 8, 10, 11 (*)
• Linux Ubuntu (*)

(*) Linux distributions, and most MacOS versions should also work but they have not been fully tested.

Product options:

• 34 pin floppy data cable for Amiga/Atari 3,5 floppy disk drives
• 34 pin floppy data cable for PC 3,5 floppy disk drives
• 4 pin floppy power cable for Amiga/Atari/PC 3,5 floppy disk drives
• USB-C cable

Warranty: 3 years.
Manual: not included (we don't offer support for this product, for additional information and documentation please visit the Greaseweazle V4 Wiki)

Designed and manufatured by Keir Fraser / Zeroflux.


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