Stringy Floppy?

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sun Apr 5 20:49:30 1998

On Sun, 5 Apr 1998, Win Heagy wrote:

> One other item I recently acquired that I thought I'd ask about.
> Ever hear of the Exatron Stringy Floppy mass storage system? The
> one I have was apparently used with a TRS-80 model 1. But it had
> a brochure that said it was available for S-100 and 6800 systems.
> It is a minature tape system...the tapes look like very small
> casette tapes. The tapes/waffers apparently come in different
> sizes with a 5 foot length holding about 4k. Anyone ever use one?
> Seems pretty interesting.

I have a couple of the tapes but don't have the drive. This was another
ill-conceived mass storage system. If I'm not mistaken they were
endless-loop? Doug Coward ( knows more about
these than I do.

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