Acorn System 5.25" Drives

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Acorn System 5.25" Drives

Postby ask_nz » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:37 am

Hi, Does anyone happen to know the model of 5.25" drives used on the System 4 (or 3 or 5)?

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Re: Acorn System 5.25" Drives

Postby Kazzie » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:35 pm

VintageAcorn.com suggests that the System 5 shipped with Tandon TM101 drives (96tpi, double-sided 80-track) but the System 5 handbook (in the power supply load section) mentions Olivetti, Shugart and Tandon drives.
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Re: Acorn System 5.25" Drives

Postby ask_nz » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:09 am

Good find - many thanks :)
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Re: Acorn System 5.25" Drives

Postby ask_nz » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:47 am

For anyone looking for older floppy drive information (in my case 5 1/4" Full height drives) this is a pretty good resource

http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/drive.html

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Ps. if anyone out there has any fully height acorn system compatible (80 track, 96 TPI, double sided) drives they want to donate to a good cause or sell - please let me know. :D
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