floppy / emulator switch

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floppy / emulator switch

Hello,

Is this product :

https://www.bigmessowires.com/shop/product/apple-disk-drive-ab-switch/

useable for switching between one of the floppy drives and a (sdcard to floppy emulator) on my Aplle IIe ?

I dont see why not but prefer to ask before buying...

Regards.Philippe

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That's a 20 pin connector. 

That's a 20 pin connector.  If you have a Disk II controller card with two 20 pin connectors you don't need this becasue you can select D1 and D2 with keyboard or software.

If you have a newer style 5.25" disk controller with a DB-19 connector this won't work for you.   You can connect the Floppy Emu into the back of your 5.25" drive using the 19-pin connector but it will only be available as drive 2.  You may be able to get around some of the limitations of having it as drive 2 by using ProDOS, but if you're trying to run a game it will likely need to be from drive 1.

In that case what you would need is the Daisy Chainer, also available from BMOW: https://www.bigmessowires.com/shop/product/apple-disk-drive-ab-switch/

 

 

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clarification

Hello,

I have 2 floppy drives connected to a Disk II controller.

Usually I work with only both floppy drives.

Sometime I hope to get instead of Disk 2 drive an emulator connected to the computer, leaving Disk 1 normally connected...

And this without dismantle the computer, disconnecting wires, etc etc... 

Thanks.

Philippe

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