Amstrad CPC gotek Floppy Adaptor.
(Also works for Spectrum +3 internal floppy to gotek replacement)
This product for sale is just the small adaptor shown in the first 2 photos. No gotek drives, faceplates or computers etc are included.
The adaptor allows a Gotek USB or SD floppy emulator drive to be fitted internally or externally to your Amstrad CPC 6128 464 664 and PLUS computers. Please read the IMPORTANT NOTE below before ordering. No extra cables are needed although we do also sell the Gotek floppy mounting bracket/faceplate to make the drive fit nicely in your Amstrad (not included with this sale, see other products).
The adapter allows you to use your existing Amstrad cables and 26pin floppy data ribbon, a small modification to the power cable is required.
A Gotek floppy emulator drive when added and fitted via this adaptor will allow you to use USB storage to load games and software instead of a floppy drive. Jumper pins are also included so you can set the drive to show as Drive A: or Drive B: - there is also a pin for double sided disk compatibility if needed.
Before attaching the Gotek floppy drive to your Amstrad/Spectrum you must check that the 5v wire is going to the correct place on your Gotek drive. Usually the orange and red wires need to be swapped around on the internal power socket of your Amstrad computer. This can be done easily with a small screwdriver to prise them out and then relocate them. Standard internal Amstrad CPC6128 drives use 12v and not 5v. The internal power cable has a 12v wire and a 5v wire (you can check them with a multimeter). The Gotek does NOT use 12v so you risk blowing your Gotek if you connect the 12v line to its 5v pin. Once the wires are switched everything should work without issue (see photos for fitting instructions and guidance, or please email for help).
There are no returns on this item due to it
being made for use with vintage and retro computer hardware.
Amstrad CPC / Spectrum +3 gotek Floppy Adaptor for internal or external floppy emulator drive
- Product Code: AmstradGTKpcbAdaptor
- Availability: In Stock