Monthly Archives: September 2018

IECHost client 3.0 under testing

I got to a point where I think version 3.0 of the IECHost GUI client is ready for being published, so I started doing some testing. I am seeing significant differences in read times for sector-by-sector dumping under Windows and … Continue reading

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IECHost GUI client news

I’ve been working at the IECHost GUI client, exposing all dumping modes in a way that facilitates its use in a mass dumping scenario. The outcome is that the existing dumping mode can now be accessed with the F1 key … Continue reading

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IECHost GUI client: previewing another upcoming feature

This evening  I was working at an additional “preservation” dumping mode that only dumps those sectors that are marked as allocated within the disk’s BAM. This strategy, suggested by The Transfer Team, is particularly useful in case there are damaged … Continue reading

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Manufacturing again

I won’t be providing too many details for now, but today I submitted 4 different PCB designs to manufacturing. Among these, the PCB for one popular device of mine and for an unexpected return. Stay tuned!

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IECHost GUI client: preview of what’s coming in version 3.0

I thought to share a preview of some of the work I am doing on version 3.0 of the IECHost GUI client. Here’s a video: This sector reading implementation is slower but quite reliable. It also uses components available in … Continue reading

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IECHost GUI client further update

Version 2.17 of the IECHost GUI client with additional logging about sector read retry results and erroneous transmissions is now available within my Software page. Enjoy!

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Party shortcuts

Ahead of X’2018 I’ve been registering a few TinyURL entries as per below: https://tinyurl.com/luigidifraia https://tinyurl.com/iechost https://tinyurl.com/iechost-clients https://tinyurl.com/iechost-firmware https://tinyurl.com/dc2n4-clients https://tinyurl.com/c2nemu-clients https://tinyurl.com/tapcleanfe https://tinyurl.com/integrator2012 https://tinyurl.com/beam-racer-intro https://tinyurl.com/ambigram-intro https://tinyurl.com/border-mania-intro https://tinyurl.com/ambigram-hf https://tinyurl.com/8-bit-tape-analysis Have fun spreading if you would like to 🙂

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IECHost GUI client update

Version 2.16 of the IECHost GUI client with additional logging about sector read retry results is now available within my Software page. All 2.16 packages include by default 35 and 40 track binaries. Plus there’s now a Windows “portable” package that can … Continue reading

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IECHost GUI client extra logging

Today I received a number of floppy disks from Andy for testing the dumping process with problematic disks. The good news is that I tried 9 disks so far this evening and they all complete the dumping process, although one … Continue reading

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IECHost GUI client for restoring 40-track disk images back to physical disks

The preview version of the IECHost GUI client for saving 40-track D64 images back to disk is currently undergoing some more testing. Luckily, the drive code used for this operation can rely on the FDC (Floppy Disk Controller) to seek … Continue reading

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