First post, by ryansupak
Hi I'm looking into emulating the ZIP drive on a vintage sampler called a Roland SP-808. It came out around 1998. It originally used a stock ATAPI ZIP 100 (and later a ZIP 250) drive, but in the way the unit used them (it kept the disk rotating all the time) they were prone to ZIP Drive failure even then.
1) Is the Gotek physically capable (in terms of throughput, etc) of performing this job? (Just want to rule out any deal-breaking hardware limitations first.)
2) Is there any similar FlashFloppy software project already underway?
3) Is there a way to get "eject button" functionality via software customization, maybe by pressing both buttons at once?
About Point 3): It looks like the Gotek hardware is pretty flexible in the ways that it can be expanded/customized/etc via custom software. I would want to offer any solution I found back to the SP-808 community, and while I think the TTL re-programming would be palatable, having to drill into a Gotek to add a physical button, as a mandatory step, would be less-so.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or help!