[sdiy] [ot] Ensoniq Mirage

rsdio at sounds.wa.com rsdio at sounds.wa.com
Mon Mar 11 05:01:38 CET 2013


On Mar 8, 2013, at 13:07, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> On 08/03/13 20:32, Martin Klang wrote:
>> I've not tried the linux/superformat approach, seems much easier than
>> what I went through. I made disks for my SD-1, don't know how
>> different that is from the mirage but imagine the raw disk format is
>> the same.
>
> I believe the SD1 uses a more conventional DSDD 10-sector 80-track  
> format, like the EPS.

I wouldn't call it conventional. Ensoniq used 10 sectors, while the  
ubiquitous IBM-PC DOS used only 9 sectors. Where DOS put 720 KB on a  
DD floppy, Ensoniq managed to fit 800 KB. Not much, but it is 11%  
more. There is custom software out there to read and write Ensoniq  
floppies.

Brian Willoughby
Sound Consulting



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