[vcf-midatlantic] External 8" harddisks

Devin Heitmueller devin.heitmueller at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 15:55:35 EDT 2020


Ok, I take it back.  After finding a quick teardown video, it's clear
that the ProFile had 5.25" platters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNOxIq4l_qU

My bad.

Devin

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 3:52 PM Devin Heitmueller
<devin.heitmueller at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> Devin
>
> 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.
> >
> > Pete
> >
> > > 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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