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5.25" PC Floppy Drives

The Applesauce (rev 2 and higher) works with most PC floppy drives, but requires the PC Drive Cable kit. The cable in this kit is unique to Applesauce, so best to just buy it.

⚠️ The cable has two connectors, but only connect one drive at a time!

Drives can be configured to be either Drive 1 or Drive 2—the Applesauce will try both. The drive should also be configured for a non-twisted cable.

If the drive supports both low-density disks (300 RPM) and high-density disks (360 RPM), then it best to allow the Applesauce to control the speed. This way the client software can analyze the flux timings to figure out at which speed the disk was written, then switch to the correct speed for imaging.

⚠️ Always update the Drive Configuration after changing jumpers!


EPSON

SD-700

Step time 3 ms
Settle time 15 ms
Jumpers L-H: H, D-S: D

Details (specs, jumpers, etc.)


NEC

FD1157C

Step time 3 ms
Settle time 15 ms
Jumpers ??

Details (specs, jumpers, etc.)


TEAC

FD55-GFR

Step time: 3 ms (default is 5 ms)

Model Jumpers Picture
7193-U RY, D1, I TEAC FD55-GFR 7193-U

FD55-GFV

Step time 3 ms
Settle time 15 ms
Jumpers ??

Details (specs, jumpers, etc.)