External 5.25 inch floppy drive

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External 5.25 inch floppy drive

Postby tezza on Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:29 pm

Not that exciting by hey... They are not as common as they used to be:
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blo ... -drive.htm

There is something immensely satisfying watching and listening to a robust and well functioning drive being exercised to hell by diagnostic software. Not sure why really, but it just is.
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Re: External 5.25 inch floppy drive

Postby SpidersWeb on Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:18 am

Yep totally understand. I actually have favourite drives just because I like the sound they make.
The whirl of a belt driven Tandon, or the clunk of a slightly over-engineered Shugart are my picks.

Good write up as always.
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Re: External 5.25 inch floppy drive

Postby Carcenomy on Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:06 pm

That distinctive sound of a Chinon in an Amiga... the tortured sound of the Alps mech in a 1541...

Yeah I know the one.
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