3 inch floppy drive?

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Fri Dec 22 03:46:31 2000

On Fri, 22 Dec 2000, Joe wrote:

> Is anyone familar with the 3" floppy drives? Is that what these
> "http://www.intellistar.net/~rigdonj/misc/3-inch.jpg" are? I pulled them
> out of a Loral 1553 bus analyzer. As you can see from the photo, a standard
> 3.5" floppy disk is too large for them. Do these use the same interface as
> the 3.5" drives? How many tracks do these support? Does anyone have a
> couple of 3" disks that they're willing to part with?

3-inch drives were popular on Spectrum and Amstrad micros. A variation was
also used on Nintendo floppy systems. The drive on the picture does indeed
look like a three-incher, and wasn't Hitachi one of the manufacturers?
Received on Fri Dec 22 2000 - 03:46:31 GMT

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