HXC mode is what allows me to read/write to the drive like a normal floppy? Sorry been reading up and watching YouTube videos, but that is not something I seen much on. I plan on doing the OLED, speaker, and eject button mod. I also like the idea of FlashFloppy's ability to start ejected and adding the speaker for effect. But I also would like to have the ability to write an img back to one of the floppy slots. But I also want to be able to toggle to a slot and simply copy a file from another source (hard drive, cd-rom, another floppy drive) to the emulated floppy.
Maybe I am misunderstanding a basic concept, it was my understanding that data was stored in img (100 or 1000 img files designated to a slot) on the USB drive regardless. Host software would allow you to open one of these image files and copy data to that slot. But on the system where the Gotek is installed, from say DOS, I would choose a slot then I can do a DIR of that floppy disk. So I guess what I am asking is if I use flash floppy, can I predefine say 100 floppy disks and have the name of the img files on the USB correspond to the volume label of the floppy disk. That way as I rotate through the slots I still see the filename/label of the diskette I want to choose, then hit the eject/insert button. Is this HXC mode?
So in Native mode then, I can only select through img files that I put on the USB drive, there are no predefined empty slots. Could I simply create a bunch of empty img files and put them on the USB drive, then read/write to one in the host computer from say DOS?
I have been using RawWrite to backup disks to img files and write them back again. I plan on putting it in a system that has a 3.5" floppy drive and make the Gotek drive B. Thinking this would allow me to write back an image file like I have been with a normal floppy, toggle to another slot and copy an individual file if needed to "another floppy"...