Exatron Stringy Floppy drives?

From: Ernest <ernestls_at_home.com>
Date: Tue Jun 19 22:51:11 2001

Thanks for the info. I just found some information on the web to. I think
that these are the ones for the TRS80.


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From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Fred Cisin
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 8:31 PM
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: Exatron Stringy Floppy drives?

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Ernest wrote:
> What's the story with these things? They're small black and silver, and
> 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?

I believe that they were first introduced at the third West Coast Computer
Faire (the time they held it in LA).

They were marketed as a storage peripheral for several different
computers, but I think that the only one that they came even close to
catching on with was TRS-80, since it was cheaper than buying an expansion
interface and a floppy drive.

They were somewhat more reliable than the TRS-80 cassette port (which was
an almost Write-Only medium)

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