You could even make it external then if you really want to use floppy disks you can copy from the Gotek to a real disk via any copier, IE X-Copy.
This is a really cool idea; but to be honest I didn't realize that was actually possible. I always thought the Gotek wanted to be set as the internal DF0:
If it could
be changed, it's worth noting that if you went that route a ton of games simply won't load
from DF1: because they were coded to hit DF0: (your internal floppy drive) by default. But you could have a Gotek as an external second drive and use a USB stick to put ADFs on there. Then, you should be able to copy the ADFs from DF1 to DF0 quite easily.
My god... maybe I should finally get a Gotek simply for this purpose, too!
So I went and researched how to make a Gotek DF1:
It's not an off-the-shelf slam dunk, but folks have indeed solved this challenge before. The issue is Gotek drives don't come as external drives; they were made to be internal replacements. What people have to do then is buy an external floppy disk drive, and replace the internals with a Gotek because external drives need their own disk controller, and the Gotek doesn't come with one.
For this we start with an external floppy-disk drive and replace the drive with the Gotek. Then we need to add an adapter on the Even CIA to swap the DF0 and DF1 signals to allow the Amiga to boot from the external drive whenever we want to.