I have an Apple IIGS with only a 3.5" drive and a BOOTI card. Looking for a solution for primarily 5.25" disk images, but also 3.5" disk images. What are people's thoughts on both units? Some Pros/Cons I've come across:
- wDrive seems to have Nox Archaist compatibility issues while Floppy Emu does not - applies to HDV image in SmartPort mode - see https://www.6502workshop.com/p/playing-nox-archaist-on-real-hardware.html
- I saw a post from a year ago that wDrive can't eject/swap 3.5" disk images in GS/OS - they appear as hard drive in GS/OS, not sure if this has been addressed in newer firmware.
- Floppy Emu is read-only for newer disk image formats NIB/WOZ
- Floppy Emu can mount four HDV smartport hard drive images at once (can't find any info if wDrive can do more than 1)
They are both similarly priced as the wDrive will require a separate smartport adapter to use on IIGS, which brings price closer to Floppy Emu, which is on sale at the moment. The adapter comes with the Floppy Emu.