W5 and Gotek Success

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W5 and Gotek Success

Unread post by d97 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:48 am

I'm not sure if this has been solved before but I figure it couldn't hurt to post the way that I was able to make my w5 talk to a Gotek drive.

To make it happen I bought this:

(Hmm ... I can't post external links ... do an ebay search for: Floppy-Belt-Matsushita-EME-213YV-Yamaha-W5-W7-Emulator-SFRM72TU100K/303147560827)

to convert the ribbon cable into a standard floppy conection.

I then bought the Gotek the seller recommended:

SFRM72TU100K (I got mine from Amazon, but they are available on ebay as well).

After opening the machine and swapping the drive, I had to switch some jumpers around. These are the final positions.
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Without the jumpers in these positions only some things were possible (i.e reading an image but not writing to it / writing to it but not being able to load it, etc.)

After putting a 2gb flash drive into the Gotek, I held down both buttons and powered up the w5. The Gotek formatted the usb stick. (You know it's working because it will flash a firmware number and then start counting up until it's filled the drive space).

That's it. I can read and write files. It does seem to take a little longer transitioning from disk activity to "creation" mode but I'm happy.

I haven't tested it extensively but loading, saving, etc. works. Formatting does not - I needed to use the self format.
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Re: W5 and Gotek Success

Unread post by parametric » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:47 am

That's good to know d97, and thanks for posting . . . .

The usb drive thing with these older boards is a minefield, so you have made a serious short-cut

for the W5(Y)

You WILL be able to post links eventually - there's a number of posts required before you can do that . . . .

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