Profile mod to use flash drive

5 replies [Last post]
Offline
Joined: Feb 17 2013
Posts: 149

I recall seeing-- somewhere-- that someone had built a board that replaced the ST506 in a Profile with a flash drive of some sort.

Since the CFFA3000 doesn't support SOS directly, and I think that a 30-year-old hard drive probably wouldn't be reliable, I'd really like to find where I saw this.

(If I did, of course.)

Does this ring a bell with anyone?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Offline
Joined: Jan 24 2005
Posts: 356
Re: Profile mod to use flash drive
Offline
Joined: Apr 11 2006
Posts: 1013
Re: Profile mod to use flash drive

dramsey wrote:

I recall seeing-- somewhere-- that someone had built a board that replaced the ST506 in a Profile with a flash drive of some sort.

Sean's right, it's the IDEFile.

dramsey wrote:

Since the CFFA3000 doesn't support SOS directly,

What? It most certainly does. May I direct you to RTFM?
http://dreher.net/projects/CFforAppleII/downloads/CFFA3000/CFFA3000_CDv1.3.zip

Offline
Joined: Feb 17 2013
Posts: 149
Re: Profile mod to use flash drive

Well, duh. The question is why I tried to figure this out searching online rather than just, you know, taking the documentation CD that came with the card and reading the manual.

I had found a discussion about this from a few years back wherein it was obvious that the card could only be used with an Apple /// in Apple ][ emulation mode. Things have changed since then!

Good; I actually wasn't looking forward to trying to set up a ProFile or IDEFile. This is vastly more elegant.

Offline
Joined: Apr 11 2006
Posts: 1013
Re: Profile mod to use flash drive

dramsey wrote:

I had found a discussion about this from a few years back wherein it was obvious that the card could only be used with an Apple /// in Apple ][ emulation mode. Things have changed since then!

No, actually, they haven't. Even the CFFA v2 had a spectacular set of Apple /// utilities and drivers. Maybe they were talking about the configuration menu - that is only accessible from emulation mode because it depends on Apple II firmware for its display. But you really only need to do that once.

Offline
Joined: Jan 24 2005
Posts: 356
Re: Profile mod to use flash drive

Dang - I just knew I was holding onto my older CFFA cards for a reason!