Exatron Stringy Floppy drives?

From: Lawrence LeMay <lemay_at_cs.umn.edu>
Date: Tue Jun 19 22:21:14 2001

I've never actually seen one, but they were used on several home microcomputers
back in the late 70's/early 80's. Probably trs-80 and apple ][. If my
poor memory serves, they were supposed to be somewhat between using a
slow but cheap audio cassette, and a fast but expensive floppy drive.
I think they ended up being a faster but too expensive and too unreliable
option, and thus never really caught on.

-Lawrence LeMay

> What's the story with these things? They're small black and silver, and the
> cassettes are tiny little clear things that look like backup tapes, or
> something like that.
> What do you do with them? What system are they for?
> Ernest
Received on Tue Jun 19 2001 - 22:21:14 BST

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