Stringy Floppy?

From: J. Maynard Gelinas <>
Date: Mon Apr 6 01:35:48 1998

       Yup, I used to own one of those. I've got a model 1 without EI
here... still looking for an EI. The tapes are closed loop
cartridges, which as I remember, hold about 50K or so. They are
almost as fast as the old single density Shugart 5 1/4" drive RS used
to sell. I bought it at about the age of 12 in 1980... _loved_ it
until I could afford an EI and floppies. Take care of those tapes as
I doubt you could find replacements....


> Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 21:42:20 -0400
> From: Win Heagy <>
> To: "Discussion re-collecting of classic computers" <>
> Subject: Stringy Floppy?
> 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.
> Thanks...Win
> --
> Win Heagy
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