Author: shalroth (cpc10-seac22-2-0-cust612.7-2.cable.virginm.net)
Date: 04-13-2014 19:12
Cheers dude, I got a similar response from atari-forum. there's a solder pad on the motherboard which determines whether if internal drive select 1 is attached to external drive select 1 or 2 - or some such. If I solder a link, it should treat external drive 1 as drive A: etc.
It may be a moot point as the drive wasn't accepting disks when connected to my Mega 2 earlier - I'm not sure if that's down to bit rot, drive rot, or TOS 1.2 trying to read an MS-DOS disk formatted on a Macintosh. it was reading the FAT of some genuine ST disks (1.0 formatted) but not all of the contents and I can't isolate a cause - it could be a combination of factors.