[vcf-midatlantic] External 8" harddisks
devin.heitmueller at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 15:52:23 EDT 2020
Apple had the Profile external hard drive that could be connected to
the Apple II (my elementary school had one to run the library card
catalog). Not sure if it actually had 8" platters, but given the
size of the unit that would sound about right.
On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 3:02 PM Peter Cetinski via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> The first Radio Shack hard drive for the Model II had an 8” Shugart HD.
> > On Jun 21, 2020, at 1:21 PM, 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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