which floppy emulator to buy?

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which floppy emulator to buy?

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OK, so I have a 3 STFMs and an STE, mostly with broken or dodgy floppy drives and I have two external disc drives, I am thinking of upgrading my floppies to emulators, setting aside cost should I go for HxC or Gotek or Goex, does one of them outperform the other to any extent?
What about ease of installation?
Are there any problems with any TOS version, my machines vary from tos1.00 to TOS 2.06?
Advice is very much appreciated.
Thank you.
Edit, having just read this thread viewtopic.php?f=33&t=4020&fbclid=IwAR0G ... 9aK67IZFUc
think GoteK is out of the running!!

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Re: which floppy emulator to buy?

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I don't understand, according to your previous post (viewtopic.php?p=23996#p23996) you already have an SD HxC Rev F ?
Or maybe i am just writing to a very clever bot ? :lol:

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That one is in my TT, I was wondering about other choices for the STE and STFMs.
BTW, I am not a robot!

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Just ordered one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193636762847 can anyone tell me if I can use HxC on it?

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It's a Gotek clone, so yes. It was tested with the HxC firmware.

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Good to hear thanks.

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Jeff wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:08 pm
I don't understand, according to your previous post (viewtopic.php?p=23996#p23996) you already have an SD HxC Rev F ?
Or maybe i am just writing to a very clever bot ? :lol:
OK, so I have one of these, in my TT and I wondered if it is possible to fit a larger, more easily readable display, on top of the TT casing angled up so I can read it easily? Is there a pin header in the HxC device that I can connect to? My old eyes and back complain each time i bend down to read what is on my display!

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You can use a standard 16*2 LCD screen similar to the Rev C HxC model. These screens are very common.

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Jeff wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:26 pm
You can use a standard 16*2 LCD screen similar to the Rev C HxC model. These screens are very common.
Thank you, is there a pin header for this on the RevF?

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thesofa2 wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:27 pm
Jeff wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:26 pm
You can use a standard 16*2 LCD screen similar to the Rev C HxC model. These screens are very common.
Thank you, is there a pin header for this on the RevF?
I don't think that Lotharek has placed the Rev C screen header on the Rev F. Which version have you ? The DIL PIC 18F version or the more recent version ?

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Jeff wrote:
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:18 pm
thesofa2 wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:27 pm
Jeff wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:26 pm
You can use a standard 16*2 LCD screen similar to the Rev C HxC model. These screens are very common.
Thank you, is there a pin header for this on the RevF?
I don't think that Lotharek has placed the Rev C screen header on the Rev F. Which version have you ? The DIL PIC 18F version or the more recent version ?
How can I tell without removing case as I have just got it all back together?

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