Jun 162012

SAMdisk is a tool to convert floppy disks into various disk images which can be used in emulators. It works with almost all PC floppy controllers and supports also some copy-protected formats. It requires that you have fdrawcmd.sys, a low-level floppy disk driver, installed on your system.

You can download the latest version from the SAMdisk website.


  • Added built-in support for zipped and gzipped files
  • Added support for repairing 8K sectors with bad CRCs
  • Added support for raw hard disk images
  • Added identify device data reading, where available (non-USB)
  • Added –hdf to force HDF version (10 or 11), with v1.1 now the default
  • Added –no-identify to ignore source identify data
  • Added –no-cfa to suppress CFA festures in generated identify data
  • Enhanced identify to include CHS/LBA28/LBA48 sector counts and CFA
  • Enhanced verbose disk list to show serial+firmware and MBR partitions
  • Changed disk list to show all devices by default, not just BDOS
  • Fixed repairing to blank target tracks, with new density check
  • Fixed HDD access beyond 4GB boundary, extended -s range to 2TB
  • Fixed SAD image writing with custom sector sizes
  • Fixed status messages being written to log and not erased correctly
  • Improved FDC integrity checks during sector reads, for suspect hardware
  • Improved total sector count to CHS mapping



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