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Questions tagged [data-transfer]

For questions about transferring data from one device to another

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How were files transferred between different systems in the late 1980s?

Today there are adapters available allowing you to connect historic floppy drives to a modern PC. This allows you to copy data from historic floppy disks to the PC. In the late 1980s and the early ...
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What are some example uses of the Z80's BUSRQ/AK pins?

What are some examples of devices that would use the Z80's bus request input? From the technical manual re. BUSRQ: Input, active low. The bus request signal is used to request the CPU address bus, ...
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Adding the third floppy drive?

I've seen a few computers with more than two floppy drives, most with two 3.5" and one 5.25". My question is how was this achieved? I've heard that it could be done with a second controller card, but ...
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Dealing with oversized files decades ago? Data transfer in the age of floppy disks

I can imagine the following situation 20 to 40 years ago inside a working office between two colleagues: "Can I have a copy?" "Sure, wait a moment....done! [eject] I'll pass that floppy disk onto ...
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Transfer files to DOS over serial cable from Linux?

I have a modern Linux computer and a 286 computer running DOS. I would like to transfer files from the Linux computer to the DOS computer over a null modem serial cable. I know you can use INTERLINK....
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Retrieving text documents from a 2.0Mb/2.0 HD floppy disk?

I'm attempting to retrieve text documents from a floppy disk that is a 2.0Mb/2.0 Mo DS HD floppy similar to: The only thing he knows is that the documents were created on a mc around 1996. What are ...
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Getting a disk image off of a HP 9133 drive

I have a HP 9133 combo disk drive connected to an HP 9000 model 310 computer running Basic 4.0. This setup is used to control a few machines, and does not have a floppy inserted. The hard drive is ...
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How did Ceefax work?

Ceefax was a service that provided a series of pages of coloured text in a format similar to a 40-column display to a compatible television set. Each page was numbered, and you could address each page ...
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Can I image Amiga Floppy Disks on a Modern computer?

Is there any way of reading Amiga floppy disks to PC hard-drive? Can I use a standard Floppy drive with a firmware program that will translate it? Do I need an external drive or a working Amiga ...
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Stemming long file names to 8.3 FAT

I'm trying to organize my ZX Spectrum game images on SD card for my Retroleum SMART Card adapter. Long file names are supported, and VFAT Long File Names (LFNs) cause too many clashes if I run through ...
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Is it possible to use a TI-99/4A cassette cable with Digital Audio devices?

I would like to save and load BASIC programs with my TI-99/4A. The TI-99/4A can be connected to a cassette recorder for this purpose. Buying a cassette recorder and cassette tapes seems unnecessary ...
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Magnetic tape data preservation format

What 'virtual tape' image format is most suited for data preservation i.e. can store metadata like density and media type of original tape, presence of data past EOT marker, parity/ECC bits etc.?
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What FSTs (File System Translators) exist for the Apple IIGS?

Apple supplied some, were there others that other people wrote? What is the complete list of FSTs available?
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Transferring from Apple II

I have also found a working 1978 Apple II. Now my dad wants me to transfer its data to another device without using fancy Apple II exclusive hardware and if possible, through a cassette port. Now, ...
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How to convert Atari (65XE) tapes to ATR?

I still have some tapes for my Atari 65XE and I'd like to play some of the old games I got. But I don't have the Atari anymore. I have a tape recorder of quality surpassing the Atari one by quite a ...