[vcf-midatlantic] External 8" harddisks

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 14:48:11 EDT 2020


Priam made an external 8” hdd system for the IBM PC and Apple Lisa called
the Data Tower. It used a special interface cards and had a built in tape
drive.

On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 10:22 AM John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Did any of the early micros ever get external 8" harddrives as an upgrade
> option?
>
> I vaguely remember receiving a large 8" external SCSI drive in the early
> 1990s for my BBS that was already very old.  I don't remember hearing
> though of any 8" harddisks being sold in magazines or advertised for atari
> 8bit, c64, apple // back in the day..
>
> Any idea when the last 8" harddisks were manufactured?  (Wikipedia lists
> 1998 for 5.25" drives, but nothing for the 8" form factor).
>
> Thanks :)
> John
>
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