Blowing Up Old Computers

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Wed Aug 7 15:55:00 2002

On Wed, 7 Aug 2002, Sellam Ismail wrote:
> There were a few computers before the Tandy 600 with a built-in disk
> drive. The first that I can think of off-hand and which would have been
> the earliest is the Gavilan. It featured a 3" disk drive.
> Or did you mean 3.5" disk drive specifically?

Before the Tandy 600 came out, Gavilan had already switched from a 3"
drive to a 3.5" drive (Shugart SA300 (single sided)) Right about the time
that they closed, they were supporting double sided 3.5" (Shugart SA350),
with their OEM MS-DOS 2.11J? Installing other brands of double sided
drives was possible, but they had a custom faceplate that would only fit
the Shugarts - it could be removed from a Gavilan SA300 and installed on a
Received on Wed Aug 07 2002 - 15:55:00 BST

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