Korg DSS-1 and Gotek SFRM72-FU-DL

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DSSDAN
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Korg DSS-1 and Gotek SFRM72-FU-DL

Post by DSSDAN » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:47 pm

Hi - I have a Korg DSS-1 that I'm trying to update with a USB drive.

The USB emulator I've purchased is a Gotek SFRM72-FU-DL.

I've tried following the forum posts to set this up, but the drive isn't reading anything. I simply get 'd0' appear when I try to select a disk.

Should the format be .dsk or .hfe?
Do I need to flash the Gotek? If so, how is this done?

I'm hoping that someone would be able to provide a step by step guide on how this is done (I think I'm almost there).

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Korg DSS-1 and Gotek SFRM72-FU-DL

Post by Jeff » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:42 pm

You need first to have the HxC Firmware for Gotek : https://hxc2001.com/store

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Re: Korg DSS-1 and Gotek SFRM72-FU-DL

Post by Maych » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:24 am

I believe the new firmware has been updated correctly on the Gotek and comes up with LDR upon boot. At this point I formatted a 2gb usb stick (and many other ones during my troubleshooting) as FAT, then copied the HXCFEUSB_V3_1_23_1a.upd. I then copied the normal HXCSDFE.CFG. After holding the 2 buttons down on boot up, the emulator does its thing and then posts NOR. After additional troubleshooting, it appears I need to use the index HXCSDFE.CFG, so I overwrote the normal with index. While holding the two buttons on the emulator upon boot I get 3 sequences that run over and over (000 --- err) Using these files and lots of other attempts, I do put .dsk and or .hfc files on the usb drive in hopes of being able to read one, but I never seem to get close. file format example.. la0000.hfc etc.. I'm at a lost and really could use some help

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Re: Korg DSS-1 and Gotek SFRM72-FU-DL

Post by Jeff » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:01 pm

Maych wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:24 am
I believe the new firmware has been updated correctly on the Gotek and comes up with LDR upon boot. At this point I formatted a 2gb usb stick (and many other ones during my troubleshooting) as FAT, then copied the HXCFEUSB_V3_1_23_1a.upd. I then copied the normal HXCSDFE.CFG. After holding the 2 buttons down on boot up, the emulator does its thing and then posts NOR. After additional troubleshooting, it appears I need to use the index HXCSDFE.CFG, so I overwrote the normal with index. While holding the two buttons on the emulator upon boot I get 3 sequences that run over and over (000 --- err) Using these files and lots of other attempts, I do put .dsk and or .hfc files on the usb drive in hopes of being able to read one, but I never seem to get close. file format example.. la0000.hfc etc.. I'm at a lost and really could use some help
In your case the file image should be named DSKA0000.HFE,DSKA0001.HFE,DSKA0002.HFE,...
Use the files for the korg dss1 present into this archive :
https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_dri ... Images.zip

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Re: Korg DSS-1 and Gotek SFRM72-FU-DL

Post by Maych » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:52 am

The DSS-1 files in the zip I believe have 2 problems, first it has a normal cfg, and second they do not contain the file format DSKA0000.HFE, DSKA0001.HFE etc.. So first step is I replaced the CFG file with the index versus normal. Second step is I removed all but 2 hfe files and renamed them to DSKA0000.HFE,DSKA0001.HFE
Results:

After boot on the gotek I can select between 000 and 001, so it appears it sees the files, however when I go to load multisound I get the Drive not ready, set disk or cancel.

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Re: Korg DSS-1 and Gotek SFRM72-FU-DL

Post by Jeff » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:22 am

Maych wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:52 am
The DSS-1 files in the zip I believe have 2 problems, first it has a normal cfg, and second they do not contain the file format DSKA0000.HFE, DSKA0001.HFE etc.. So first step is I replaced the CFG file with the index versus normal. Second step is I removed all but 2 hfe files and renamed them to DSKA0000.HFE,DSKA0001.HFE
Results:

After boot on the gotek I can select between 000 and 001, so it appears it sees the files, however when I go to load multisound I get the Drive not ready, set disk or cancel.
Set the jumper to S0 and check this :
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1683&p=11486#p18293
Jeff wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:11 pm
Troubleshooting

Gotek drive with 3 digits 7 segments display:

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:arrow: This doesn't work : The floppy image appears to be loaded by the emulator, but the machine can't read the disk.
The Gotek green LED is permanently lit (no flashing)


The floppy ribbon is probably connected to the wrong way. Try to reconnect it to the other way.

Explanation : A wrongly connected floppy ribbon force the drive selection by short-circuiting the floppy signals to the ground, and make the selection LED always lit. Of course the machine can't communicate with the emulator in such situation.
Be aware that with some machines the floppy ribbon coloured wire is NOT the pin 1 !

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