Gotek's from Aliexpress - All created equal ?

darkage

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Hi All,

Just wondering if theres any catch22's with buying a Gotek Floppy Emulator drive ?

Thinking about purchasing a cheap one from Aliexpress, just wanted to check if they were all the same models and still work the same way.. ie. all can be reflashed with HxC's firmware. I guess all of them have STM32's onboard etc.

Looking at the cheapest ones with digit LED's.
http://www.aliexpress.com/w/wholesa...ype=price_asc&shipCountry=au&SearchText=gotek
 

croupier

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You can get them also on ebay... but need to search for 'floppy emulator' in order to get the cheap ones...

3 digits and SFR1M44-U100 in the code of the product name and you are on the safe side..
 

croupier

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Should be OK....just play around with the search tool (changing the searching terms)...as some/majority of sellers are not selling them for computer (Amiga) use...
 

keitha

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Watch out with the USB stick. Some don't work, and other's work great! But some are temperamental. Especially frustrating with the 'temperamental'.
 

darkage

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Watch out with the USB stick. Some don't work, and other's work great! But some are temperamental. Especially frustrating with the 'temperamental'.

Thanks that's a great tip.. I guess it depends on memory timing speeds etc.

Is there a particular link that most Amiga users grab theirs from. ? Might be wiser to get one from a proven seller.
 

Arnie

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Not so much a proven seller approach but, I go for branded usb sticks. I use an Integral 32gb stick.
 

Nobby_UK

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All my SanDisk Cruzer Mini USBs work
and a 4 GB
Integral
and several Micro SD cards in min USB adapters
 
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