For advanced users only requires minimal computer knowledge
As each retro computer requires a different configuration, we cannot provide user manuals for this article and it will be the user himself who learns to use it.
With Greaseweazle, you can connect old floppy drives to your current computer and work with retro floppy disks from any system that uses a Shugart standard compatible drive. This USB device is compatible with operating systems such as PC, Linux and Mac, and allows you to read and write floppy disks from systems such as Amiga, Atari, Commodore, Amstrad, Sinclair, CNC machines, musical instruments, and many more. With Greaseweazle, you don't have to give up the functionality of your old floppy disks, you can use them on your current computer and continue working with the files and programs you need!
Greaseweaz allows you versatile control of floppy drives via USB. Read and write your old floppy disks from your PC/Linux/Mac computer. This USB device allows you to connect an old floppy drive to your modern computer to read/write floppy disks from any system with standard Shugart drives (Amiga, Atari, Commodore, Amstrad, Sinclair, PC, CNC machines, musical instruments, industrial equipment, and so on). further).
By extracting raw stream transitions from a drive, disk formats can be captured and analyzed. Greaseweazle also supports writing to floppy disks of a variety of image file formats, including those commonly used for online preservation (ADF, IPF, DSK, IMG, HFE, ...).
Greaseweazle V4 is the latest version, updated for mass production and with the following features:
Reads and writes to 3″, 3.5″, 5.25″, 8″ floppy disks (with suitable drive and cable)
Buffered outputs, to communicate with old 5.25″ and 8″ floppy drives
Integrated power connector to directly power most 3.5″ drives
Write jumper can be removed for safer preservation of valuable old discs
Supports 5.25″ drives modified for floppy disks
Supports disk change detection used by Rob Smith's integration in the Amiga WinUAE emulator
3 user-defined outputs (for example, the REDWC signal from the 8″ interface)
100% factory tested and again by seller before shipping
This offer is for the Greaseweazle V4 device only. In addition you need:
A disk drive (for example, a 3.5″ or 5.25″ PC drive)
A floppy ribbon cable (you usually want a standard PC cable with a twist on pins 10-16, to communicate with a PC floppy drive)
Power cord from the floppy drive or power supply.