7.3.6) What Atari programs can use MS-DOS 5.25" or 3.5" diskettes?

Except for recent versions of SpartaDOS X, Disk Operating Systems designed for
the Atari are not designed to use MS-DOS format floppy disks directly, in part
corresponding to the fact that disk drives designed for the Atari do not
normally support such disk formats.

This section highlights software programs designed to run on the Atari that
allow the Atari to use an MS-DOS formatted floppy disk in combination with a
disk drive also supporting such formats.

Solutions involving modern storage devices with firmware that emulates Atari
floppy disks, so that the devices can be used by Atari DOS versions using
native Atari DOS filesystems, are described elsewhere in this FAQ list.

IBMXFR IBM Transfer Program, by Happy Computers, Inc.
- For use with the Happy 1050 Enhancement upgrade for the Atari 1050
- Can read/write 5.25" SS-DD MS-DOS format 180KiB floppy disks
   (40 tracks, 9 sectors/track, 512 bytes/sector)

IBM DOS and IBM 360, by TOMS
- Available on ROM in TOMS Turbo Drive LDW, TOMS Multi Drive LDW, and
   TOMS Multi Drive 1050 disk drive upgrades
- Can read/write 5.25" SS-DD MS-DOS format 180KiB floppy disks

IBMST, by TOMS
- Available on ROM in TOMS 720/720C/720CR floppy disk drives for the Atari
- Can read/write:
    - 5.25" SS-DD MS-DOS format 180KiB floppy disks
    - 5.25" DS-DD MS-DOS format 360KiB floppy disks
      (40 tracks, 9 sectors/track, 512 bytes/sector)
    - 5.25" DS-DD 720KiB floppy disks ("quad density")
      (80 tracks, 9 sectors/track, 512 bytes/sector)
       - Note that the 720KiB 5.25" disk is not an MS-DOS standard format

IBMREAD.COM IBM/ST Transfer Utility, by Computer Software Services (CSS)
- Supplied on disk with the XF Update, XF Single Drive Upgrade, and
   XF Dual Drive Upgrade for the Atari XF551
- With XF Update, can read:
    - 5.25" SS-DD MS-DOS format 180KiB floppy disks
    - 5.25" DS-DD MS-DOS format 360KiB floppy disks
- With XF Single Drive Upgrade or XF Dual Drive Upgrade, can read:
    - 3.5" SS-DD MS-DOS format 360KiB floppy disks
      (40 tracks, 9 sectors/track, 512 bytes/sector)
    - 3.5" DS-DD MS-DOS format 720KiB floppy disks
      (80 tracks, 9 sectors/track, 512 bytes/sector)
  - Supports the increased sector density of the 'twister' ST disk formats
    (10 sectors/track)
  - Supports ASCII->ATASCII text conversion

BBXFER.COM, version 1.9, by Computer Software Services (CSS)
- Available on ROM in CSS Black Box/Floppy Board interface combination
- Can read/write:
    - 5.25" SS-DD MS-DOS format 180KiB floppy disks
    - 5.25" DS-DD MS-DOS format 360KiB floppy disks
    - 5.25" DS-HD MS-DOS format 1200KiB floppy disks
      (80 tracks, 15 sectors/track, 512 bytes/sector)
    - 3.5" SS-DD MS-DOS format 360KiB floppy disks
    - 3.5" DS-DD MS-DOS format 720KiB floppy disks
    - 3.5" DS-HD MS-DOS format 1440KiB floppy disks
      (80 tracks, 18 sectors/track, 512 bytes/sector)

SpartaDOS X, by DLT Ltd.
- Can read MS-DOS FAT12 (as of SDX 4.46) or FAT16 (as of SDX 4.47)
   format storage media, including floppy disks and hard disks
- Hardware device must support 512-byte sectors
- SDX detailed elsewhere in this FAQ list
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