So next up is another test run with the ZoomFloppy and the CBM 8050. I managed to do a directory listing like so:
cbmctrl dir 8 0
cbmctrl dir 8 1
This gives me the directories for drive 0 and 1 respectively. However cbmcopy doesn't seem to support the drive ID. How do I select between 0 and 1 there...?
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I Broke A Vintage Floppy Drive Motor
My Commodore 8050 drive died two months ago, while being attached to a IEEE-USB interface. It seems the read-head of drive 0 was driven too far. After fixing that issue, I noticed that drive 1 wasn’t formatting disks — again. Suspecting that the DC motor for the drive might have an issue, I wanted to open it up to do maintenance. A bad decision…