2.88 MB floppy drive, scsi?

From: Ethan Dicks <erd_6502_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu Oct 25 12:25:58 2001

--- Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se> wrote:
> That was also done by good old cost-cutting Commodore in order to add HD
> capabilities to the Amiga 3000 and 4000. They ordered a batch of
> custom-made drives which would step down to half the rate when using HD
> floppies, so that the same old floppy controller could keep up.

But the big benefit was that it worked with _all_ Amigas, not just the
A3000 and A4000. I doubt many people used an external 1.44Mb floppy
drive with an A1000, but it works.

> Which makes using Commodore's HD drives nearly unbearably slow, I might
> add.

That _is_ too true. :-( Still, I bought one for each A3000 I had, and
my A4000 came with one. They were *expensive* too - about $100 USD, IIRC.


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