Curt @ Atari Museum
curt at atarimuseum.com
Mon Apr 11 08:32:28 CDT 2005
Atari 810's disk drive models used both Tandon and MPI mech's and had
appropriate face plates for each type.
You can still scrounge up both mech types from B&C Computervisions and
Best Electronics, but you'll pay a pretty-penny for them, easier to pick
up a full 810 off of Ebay for $10-$15
Bill Sudbrink wrote:
>Every now and then, you can still get a good buy on ebay.
>Described simply as:
> 5 1/4 Full height floppy disk drives
>is not one, not two, but three MPI B51 floppy drives. Ohio
>Scientific used this model in all of their "MF" (mini-floppy)
>offerings. If you don't want to bother following the link,
>I got the lot for $10 plus shipping. One of the drives has a
>gray faceplate, which I've never seen before. I've had a hard
>time figuring out what other manufacturers used B51s. Atari
>used the mechanism in some of their 810s but with their own
>custom electronics. Before any Atari enthusiasts scream, I
>have not and will not disassemble any working 810s for parts.
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