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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
>this lot:
>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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