Installing a Gotek Floppy Emulator into an external drive case

When I got my new old Amiga 500, I was fortunate enough to also acquire a Gotek Floppy Emulator. The Gotek basically stores images of floppy disks on a USB drive. Many legacy devices like music keyboards, knitting machines, embriodery machines, cnc machines, etc uses 3.5" floppies that are hard to come by as well as failing floppy drives.

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Workbench 2.1 Productivity setup - part 3: Optimising the Boot floppy

With modern computers we are used to have storage built into the device, sometimes even cloud-based storage. But back in 1985 when the Amiga was born, storage was usually on Floppy disks.

This is part three of this project where we will look closer at the boot floppy and optimise that limited space while leaving room for saving settings, etc. 

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Workbench 2.1 Productivity setup - part 1: introduction

With modern computers we are used to have storage built into the device, sometimes even cloud-based storage. But back in 1985 when the Amiga was born, storage was usually on Floppy disks.

In this project we will explore how to build ourselves a Productivity setup on a standard Amiga 500, using the built-in floppy drive and if possible a 2nd, external floppy drive.

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Workbench 2.1 Productivity setup - part 2: Preparing the Floppy Disks

With modern computers we are used to have storage built into the device, sometimes even cloud-based storage. But back in 1985 when the Amiga was born, storage was usually on Floppy disks.

This is part two of this project where we will prepare the floppy disks that we are going to need to build ourselves a Productivity setup on a standard Amiga 500.

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Productivity 2.1

This project will explore how to build a Productivity setup on a standard Amiga 500, using the built-in floppy drive and if possible a 2nd, external floppy drive.

The Productivity 2.1 project is based upon Kickstart 2.04/2.05 and Workbench 2.1