Panasonic FDD number decode?

From: Gordon JC Pearce <>
Date: Fri Sep 17 15:32:52 2004

Christian Fandt wrote:
> Has anyone information on decoding the model number suffix on a
> Panasonic 3.5" floppy drive? The number is JU-257-14PF.

Ooh, now... There used to be two types of interface for 720k floppies,
Shugart and "PC" (it may have a proper name). Old samplers and stuff
quite often used the Shugart drives, in particular Casio and Ensoniq.
Rainer Buchty's site describes how you can make up
an adaptor cable to use a PC 720k floppy in a Casio FZ-1. In theory it
should work for Emaxes, Ensoniq kit and other machines that use the same
connection. IIRC it's just a case of swapping a few wires around.

This might not be what you need, or it might be exactly what you need.
I haven't tried it myself. Let me know how you get on.

Received on Fri Sep 17 2004 - 15:32:52 BST

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