Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Equipment & Tools From test equipment to hand tools

Replacing the floppy drive with SD-RAM on TDS3012B
Replacing the floppy drive with SD-RAM on TDS3012B
Replacing the floppy drive with SD-RAM on TDS3012B Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd February 2020, 07:53 PM   #1
jackinnj is offline jackinnj  United States
diyAudio Member
 
jackinnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Llanddewi Brefi, NJ
Replacing the floppy drive with SD-RAM on TDS3012B
Default Replacing the floppy drive with SD-RAM on TDS3012B

Wondering if anyone has considered or performed surgery on a Tek 3012 type scope -- the "B" series had a floppy drive for capturing images, the "C" series went for USB.

There are FDD kits for various media from a number of sources -- USB and SD-RAM would be nice.
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th February 2020, 06:24 AM   #2
PRR is offline PRR  United States
diyAudio Member
 
PRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Maine USA
I don't know, but I ran into this: xkcd: Emulation

EDIT: some folks won't know what you want.
Floppy Drive to USB Flash Disk Drive Emulator

On the back side, your PC (or 'scope) thinks it is a 34-pin floppy drive. On the front, you think it is a USB thumb-drive hole. Everybody happy for $27.

I have never tried one, and have no idea if it is 99.9% compatible (and Tek uses some detail not emulated).
Attached Images
File Type: png emulation_2x.png (116.3 KB, 80 views)
File Type: jpg A4RE_131782586233630541YJ3f7VdEET.jpg (85.9 KB, 83 views)

Last edited by PRR; 5th February 2020 at 06:33 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th February 2020, 03:55 PM   #3
ergo is offline ergo  Estonia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Quote:
Originally Posted by PRR View Post

EDIT: some folks won't know what you want.
Floppy Drive to USB Flash Disk Drive Emulator
This is super cool and brings back memories.

As a side note - I just today ran into A:\ as a path.... and on Win10 no less. Every time one tries to load a device driver manually via Device Manager it still after this many years defaults to seeking it from a floppy drive - amazing legacy. I should but one of these devices - my Windows would be so happy I'm sure.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DriveA.jpg (20.8 KB, 75 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th February 2020, 07:07 PM   #4
jackinnj is offline jackinnj  United States
diyAudio Member
 
jackinnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Llanddewi Brefi, NJ
Replacing the floppy drive with SD-RAM on TDS3012B
@PRR- when I got out of grad school and started at Citi they were using Wang word processors with cassette tape drives to issue mass correspondence to trust customers! HP67 was all the rage!
  Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2020, 02:10 PM   #5
phofman is offline phofman  Czech Republic
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pilsen
In this video YouTube at around 10:00 Dave is talking about the replacement.

This emulator directly claims to be compatible with the Teks Slim Floppy drive Emulator Lecroy Oscilloscope Tektronix TDS3014 TDS3054 Agilent 602401621213 | eBay

2 cents the cheaper ones will work just the same.
  Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2020, 03:08 PM   #6
jackinnj is offline jackinnj  United States
diyAudio Member
 
jackinnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Llanddewi Brefi, NJ
Replacing the floppy drive with SD-RAM on TDS3012B
Quote:
Originally Posted by phofman View Post
In this video YouTube at around 10:00 Dave is talking about the replacement.
Thanks for pointing out this video -- I never would have figured out how to remove the handle to access the floppy!

Last summer after a powerful thunderstorm the TDS3012B wouldn't boot up for a few days. Thereafter I have unplugged everything from the mains if the weather is going to be dodgy, or if I am going to be travelling for a few days.
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th February 2020, 03:41 AM   #7
PRR is offline PRR  United States
diyAudio Member
 
PRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Maine USA
OK, it is a laptop floppy. There are/were adaptors to desktop flops. Good luck.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Replacing the floppy drive with SD-RAM on TDS3012BHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Commodore 64 Floppy Drive Transformer CivicProtection Power Supplies 10 3rd May 2010 08:45 AM
Can I use a computer PSU with a floppy/DVD motor drive TT? morepower4me Analogue Source 19 25th March 2009 05:04 AM
Stumped---Floppy Drive BluesMagoos Analog Line Level 4 5th March 2008 01:58 AM
Floppy drive motor BluesMagoos Analogue Source 20 13th June 2007 06:56 PM
5 1/4" floppy drive EC8010 Swap Meet 3 5th April 2007 08:50 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:55 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.00%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2020 diyAudio
Wiki