[Coco] Fw: Help floppy drive

Dan Olson dano at agora.rdrop.com
Fri Apr 13 23:21:54 EDT 2007

> Again 3" disks where pretty common over here on the Amstrad machines line the 
> PPC6128 and the PCW series, odd things, belt driven drives (like the first 
> Tandon IBM 5.25s), but unlike any other disks (by design at least), to use 
> side 2 you had to take the disk out and turn it over (as you would with a 
> cassette). Of course being belt driven the couple of machines I have with 
> these drives in have given up the ghost due to perished belts :(

Didn't Amdek made a few 3" drive systems for various machines?  Belt 
drives aren't that uncommon, the SS 3.5" Atari ST drive I mentioned a 
couple e-mails ago is belt drive, I think my Amiga 1000 drives are too, 
not to mention a ton of full and half height 5.25" drives.  I replace the 
belt on the ST drive, the local electronics store has belts by the 
hundreds (for VCRs and such) and they're usually cheap too.


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