Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Fairlight IIx - The 8 Inch Floppy Drives

Some pics of the 1980's 8 inch floppy drive.
A computer tech friend of mine said he remembered buying these for around $800 AUD back then.
This was a time when the average price of a new car was $9,000.

Taken from the rear of the computer. Ribbon & power cables removed.
The top of the drive

The underside of the drive.
In excellent condition considering its age.

 That rubber belt looks good for another 30 years.

The DS settings select the drive number.
Things really haven't changed much in this time

This was the secondary fairlight drive - used for holding the Sound Disk.
It's setting was DS2

The primary drive for holding the OS was set as DS1

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