Dual slim FDD adapter for SONY MSX

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By madscient

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04-09-2015, 12:47

This adapter allows to replace internal FDD of SONY MSX into 2 slim FDDs.
I have confirmed it works fine on HB-F1XD, F1XDmk2, F1XDJ, F1XV and HB-F900.
Also may be used for external FDD unit such as HBD-20W, HDB-30W, and HDB-20W.
If a lot of people want this, I may mass-produce it.
Do you interest?

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By madscient

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04-09-2015, 13:06

Confirmed slim FDD:
SONY MPF720
SONY MPF820
Y-E-DATA YD-702J-6637J
Y-E-DATA YD-702J-6037J
SAMSUNG SFD-321S

By iamweasel2

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04-09-2015, 15:34

But will the drives be placed outside of the MSX?

By madscient

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04-09-2015, 17:32

As for F1XD, XDmk2, XDJ, and XV, if you want to place FDDs internally, need to cutting the casing of the MSX.

By PAC

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06-09-2015, 18:05

Cutting the MSX is not an option. Does it work with only one FDD?

By madscient

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07-09-2015, 18:09

Of course it does.
However, even in that situation, the slim FDD will not be placed inside of F1XD series MSX, since ejector knob does not fit its casing without cutting.

By makinavaja

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07-09-2015, 20:07

Im interested!!!
Seems interesting for a compact extermal dual diskdive Big smile

By madscient

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08-09-2015, 19:29

I've implemented 2 slim FDD into HBD-20W drive unit.
See below:
https://twitter.com/madscient/status/641259154707886081

But this way is not applicable for HBD-F1.
I've found in HBD-F1, only one DriveSelect signal routed between the interface unit and drive unit.
Therefore, also signal cable should be replaced.

By SonyTEL

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10-09-2015, 12:49

I am interested !
To put it in my Sony HB-F700 and an external box HBD-30W.
What cost of this double connector?

By madscient

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10-09-2015, 18:54

@SonyTEL
I've estimated as 30EUR for assembled, and 20EUR for DIY kit, excluded shipping cost.
However, if it will be sold 100 sets.

By SonyTEL

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11-09-2015, 00:33

I reserved three assembled for me. Thank you

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