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KryoFlux - Forensic Floppy Controller

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:59 am
by 3D-vice
Hey guys,

I hope you all are up and healthy?

I just got a neat little device I wanted to tell you about, just in case you haven't heard or read about it. It's the KryoFlux board. Let me quote the manufacturer for description:
A USB-based device designed specifically for the reliability and precision needed to acquire reliable low-level reads suitable for software preservation.
The board comes within a nice small box.

The premium verion is delivered with all additional assets to start working.

The board itself just as big as a credit card.

Since the board comes without any case, I think I will get one of these 3D-printed cases. I already possess other cases from this guy and I am pleased about the quality of the print.

Oh, yes! The good thing is: You can use any PC-compatible floppy drive to work with the board. There's no need to get an Amiga floppy drive. Also, you can use any standardized PC-compatible power supply with MOLEX plug.

Re: KryoFlux - Forensic Floppy Controller

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:50 am
by Zippy Zapp
I have been using a KryoFlux for quite a while and it is great for imaging and writing back disks. I have it hooked to both a 5.25" 1.2mb drive and a 3.5" 1.44MB drive. It works great for writing back ADFs too.

I also use it to write occasional G64s for C64. The only downside to writing G64s is that you can't write to the backside of the disk unless you either have a flippy modded drive or blank disks with dual index holes. (I have the later)

There is also the SuperCard Pro which supports writing to the backside without a modified drive by ignoring the index for motor control. Doesn't always work though and the SCP software doesn't really support writing ADFs, or G64s.

I have my drive in an old Firewire 5.25" enclosure where I took out the PCB and just use the power supply and the chassis. My PC drive is in the enclosure and my 3.5 is on top with the KryoFlux in a 3d printed case on top. Works good and is pretty compact.

Have fun it is a great device.

Re: KryoFlux - Forensic Floppy Controller

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:56 am
by McTrinsic
Love mine :).

Mostly Amiga stuff. Rarely C64.

I am still considering a flippy disk mod for the 5,25“ drive.

You may want to check which drive you use, for all sizes. They differ in the ability to write and read extended tracks.