Exatron Stringy Floppy Drive
Tonight I was able to get an Exatron stringy floppy drive up and running on a
TRS 80 model 1 (26-1003). I was not able to find any pictures of working
Exatron drives on the internet, so I thought I would take a few pics of the basic
operation statements for posterity. I was actually able to load a
dissasembler program written my Miosys, Inc. saved on a stringy.
Here is a link for more information
I found references on the web stating that the Coleco Adam could support the
stringy, and maybe the VIC 20, but I have never seen this. The page indicates
that the stringy made it to at least 1984 before its demise.
Here is a link to proably the final version of the stringy floppy manual,
parts of my manual, believe it or not, are hand-written, I must have a
preliminary release? The serial number of my drive is 1541.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, billdeg@a... wrote:
> Howdy.running on a
> Tonight I was able to get an Exatron stringy floppy drive up and
> TRS 80 model 1 (26-1003). I was not able to find any pictures ofworking
I have some 'floppies' for this if you want them (got to find them...
last count it was about 17 although I think one or two might have
gotten messed up in some fluid and I might have tossed a couple.)
I rescued them from an old pack-rat doctors' house.