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Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by Tawmis » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:37 pm

Curious if anyone has purchased/used/know of Kyroflux - looking at their video it looks like it can read 5.25" drives? I'd just need to dig up a 5.25" drive I assume? Is this true?

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Re: Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by Collector » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:26 pm

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Re: Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by Tawmis » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:06 pm

See... I knew I had asked about it before. Something like this:
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Would be amazing.

I just need to find a 5.25" drive.

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Re: Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by Collector » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:31 am

Ebay. Check the KryoFlux forums for compatible drives first. https://forum.kryoflux.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4
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Re: Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by MusicallyInspired » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:12 pm

I really should look into this one day. I have more than a few 3.25" floppy drives and one or two 5.25" drives. Need to get all my disks backed up before they all are lost to age forever.
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Post by Collector » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:01 am

^This.
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Re: Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by Tawmis » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:34 pm

MusicallyInspired wrote:
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I really should look into this one day. I have more than a few 3.25" floppy drives and one or two 5.25" drives. Need to get all my disks backed up before they all are lost to age forever.
Well the 3.5" drives you can get a USB 3.5" drive for like 20 bucks.

It's the 5.25" that's been a nightmare.

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:53 pm

Can you take a perfect ISO image of a disk without a Kryoflux though? I was under the impression you couldn't.
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Re: Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by Tawmis » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:07 pm

MusicallyInspired wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Can you take a perfect ISO image of a disk without a Kryoflux though? I was under the impression you couldn't.
That I don't know - I didn't do it as .ISO file(s) - I just copied individual folders into my external drive to keep the structure. In hindsight, a .ISO version would probably have been better.

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Re: Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by notbobsmith » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:38 pm

MusicallyInspired wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Can you take a perfect ISO image of a disk without a Kryoflux though? I was under the impression you couldn't.
You can probably make a disk image using a utility like WinImage, but that won't help you if the disk has copy protection.

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:09 pm

Yeah, dumping an exact copy image is what I was thinking of. Copy protection and all. Something I believe Kryoflux is capable of if I'm not mistaken?
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Re: Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by Collector » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:00 am

Yes, the KryoFlux will capture the "bad"/hidden CPC track from the early Sierra games. I was able to play an image that I made from my KryoFlux. I was able to convert the KryoFlux image to a Transcopy image that I could load into a private DOSBox build by NRS. It played happily with the CPC track as part of the image. Since the KryoFlux reads the disks from the magnetic flux of the spinning disk it will capture all data regardless of formats. This means it can also image non-PC disks such as Apple and Atari, which can be played in the appropriate emulator. Remember that the members of the KryoFlux team are Amiga fans.
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Re: Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by MusicallyInspired » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:17 pm

So if you put any 5.25" drive in a Kyroflux it'll read the magnetic flux in the same way? I have a lot of Tandy CoCo3 disks too that'd be nice to backup.
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Re: Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by Tawmis » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:00 pm

I wish I never got out of doing Hardware stuff on computers; my memory of all that is flushed down the toilet.

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Re: Familiar with Kyroflux?

Post by Collector » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:40 pm

There is a list of compatible drives on their forums. The link is above. If you get the controller and you already have a drive you might as well try it. See if you can get some decent images.
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