3 inch floppy drive?

From: Doug Coward <dcoward_at_pressstart.com>
Date: Fri Dec 22 19:25:42 2000

Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net> said:
>"Nintendo floppy systems"
> A floppy system on a Nintendo? I've never heard of one. What were they
>used for? The only Nintendo devices that I've seen are the game machines
>and they use plug-in ROM cartridges.

    In case this is not answered by the time I get the digest:
 Before the NES, Nintendo developed a personal computer that (I believe)
only sold in Japan called the "FamiCom" or Family Computer.
It had a floppy disk system available for it. The drive was powered by
batteries and used a 3" yellow floppy that had the word NINTENDO embossed
on it. http://www.atarihq.com/tsr/fds/fds.html
Then the disk system was combined with the FamiCom to create the "Twin
FamiCom". http://www.atarihq.com/tsr/odd/scans/twinfamicom.html
I still have a couple FamiComs, a Twin FamiCom and a couple of the the
disk systems.


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