Disk Duplication Questions; also Disk Image -> Media?

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Disk Duplication Questions; also Disk Image -> Media?

I would like to duplicate my master disk sets with the lest fuss. Years ago, I used Copy ][+, v 6.2. Because this was designed for a 128K max system, it always copied DOS 3.3 disks in two sweeps. I try to read and write from the best-aligned drive mechanism,  so the least disk swapping, the better. 

 

I'm curious what disk copying software recognises expanded memory, and can do this in a single sweep. Being able to read a disk into RAM and write that out twice would also be handy, for creating two sets of system master disks. 

 

Further, I am aware of software that will conver a disk to a .nyb image, but I am not aware of what utilities will convert images (e.g., from Asiof) back to actual disks. Some of my master disks are damaged, have bad sectors, &c, and I prefer to use original media as it is portable between machines without a lot of rewiring.  

 

What software can create disks from these images (//e or //gs)?

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A couple of programs that

A couple of programs that will copy a disk in a simgle sweep, but you have to have a couple of 128K Saturn cards added for the entire disk:

Disk Muncher 2.0

LockSmith

There are likely others as well.

 

The AppleSauce Hardware uility will copy a disk verbatum.  That's a recent addition to Apple ][ hardware, but you will need a Mac to run the application,

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I do have Locksmith, if the

I do have Locksmith, if the disk is still good. I was reading the CII+ manual for v 9.1, and it seems that full disk copy with multiple-copy options was something they added in v9.0., so I will need to work on gerting a master of that onto real diskette from a floppy emulator, and then I should be set. 

 

I have an Apple 1M card in the ][+, and a 4M card in the //gs. I could put a 1MB card in the //e, but I sort of want to keep the 129K+RGB Apple card in it for now. I have many options for > 128K of RAM with my current systems. 

 

I frankly do not want to muck about with Apple II <-> Mac stuff at present. I pretty much stop dead with OSX at 10.6. John says 'The software currently only supports macOS 10.11'. So, not going to happen, that. Backporting on OSX became a complete nightmare, and now forward-porting is equally hellish. I still run OSX 10.5 on XServes, and a mix of 10.3, 10.4, and 10.6 on other systems, as well as System 6 and 7. That's pretty much all of the Macintosh stuff that I will touch. 

 

I'll wait for him to port to *nix, and if that never happens, that's also fine. He could make it open source and it'd already be done. 

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