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'''Floppy Disk Drives''':
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#<A2Txt>Apple II Disk Drives</A2Txt> [[Floppy Drives]]
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## Apple ][ Floppy Drive Reference
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## Daisy Chain explained
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## 35 vs. 40 or more tracks
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## 13 vs. 16 Sectors per Track
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## DOS 3.3 Maximum Capacity
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## 720K ProDOS Volumes
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## Blank Media 5.25" / 3.5" Disks
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### Common Media use by disk size/capacity
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### Common Media use by Computer
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## Substituting DSHD (1.2MB or 1.44MB) for DSDD (360K or 720K/800K) media. DON'T!
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## Other Media Formats<br><br>
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#<A2Txt>20 Pin IDC</A2Txt> [[A2 5.25 Drives (20 Pin)]]
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## Apple Disk ][ Drive A2M0003 / A2M0004
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## MicroSci A2 / A20 / A80
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## Vista Solo / Quartet / V1200
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## Rana Systems Elite I, II, & III
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## Concorde C-111 / 112
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## Other 5.25" 20 Pin IDC Drives<br><br>
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#<A2Txt>19 Pin Cable</A2Txt> [[A2 5.25 Drives (19 Pin)]]
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## AppleDisk 5.25 (A9M0107)
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## Apple UniDisk 5.25 (A9M0104)
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## Apple DuoDisk 5.25 (A9M0108)
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## Apple UniFile / DuoFile 5.25 (Unreleased)
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## Apple Uni/Duo Drive 'System'
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## IIc Plus, IIgs ROM 3, LC Slot //e Card & 5.25" Drives
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## 20 Pin drives: Converting to 19 pin
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## Apple Disk ][ Converting to 19 pin. Addendum<br><br>
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#<A2Txt>800K and 1.44M</A2Txt> [[A2 3.5 Drives]]
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## AppleDisk 3.5 (A9M0106)
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## Apple UniDisk 3.5 (A2M2053)
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## Apple DuoDisk 3.5 (Unreleased)
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## Apple FDHD / SuperDrive 3.5 (G7287)
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## Haba Systems HabaDisk
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## Amdek AmDisk I, III<br>
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##<A2Txt>Compatibility Chart</A2Txt> [[3.5 Drive Compatibility]]
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###Apple //c
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###Apple IIc Plus
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###Apple ][, ][+, //e (With Controller)
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###Apple IIgs
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###Macintosh<br><br>
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# <A2Txt>Floppy Disk Controllers</A2Txt> [[A2 Floppy Controllers]]
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## Disk ][ Drive controller 5.25" (20 Pin)
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## Apple 5.25 Drive controller (19 Pin)
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## Apple 3.5 Controller (aka the 'Liron' card)
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## Apple SuperDrive Controller
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## UDC / Universal Disk Controller
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## Apple II Universal Controller
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## Blue Disk
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## Urphi Controller<br><br>
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# <A2Txt>Apple II RAM Expansion</A2Txt> [[RAM Cards]]
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## Apple IIgs Ram Cards
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## Apple //e Ram Cards
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## Apple //e RAM Cards Explained
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## Apple ][+ & //e Ram Cards
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## Apple //c Ram Cards
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## Other Cards that use RAM
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## Misc. RAM Card Related Information & Problem Solutions
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## RAM Chips<br><br>
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# <A2Txt>SCSI Interface Cards</A2Txt> [[A2 SCSI Cards]]
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## CMS SCSI II
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## Apple Rev. C SCSI
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## Apple High Speed SCSI
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## RAMFast SCSI
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# CD ROM Drives
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# DiscQuest<br><br>
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# <A2Txt>Peripheral Cards</A2Txt> [[A2 Peripheral Cards]]
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## Parallel Printer Interface
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## Parallel Printer Interface with Graphic Capability
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## Super Serial Card
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## Slot 3 80 Column Card
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## Apple Mouse & Bit Mouse:
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## Z80 - CP/M Card
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## PC Transporter<br><br>
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# <A2Txt>Other Peripherals</A2Txt> [[A2 Peripherals]]
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## No Slot Clock
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## Game I/O Devices
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## Koala Pad
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## Joystick
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## Paddles
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## ImageWriter II Buffer Cards
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## Joystick/Paddle Usage Chart<br><br>
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# <A2Txt>Commonly Used Cables</A2Txt> [[A2 Cables]]<br><br>
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# <A2Txt>Apple II 8 bit Operating Systems</A2Txt> [[A2 DOS ProDOS]]
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## ProDOS Users Disk & Manual
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## ProDOS Versions<br><br>
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# <A2Txt>System Upgrades</A2Txt> [[A2 Upgrades]]
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## Apple //e Enhancement Kit
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## Apple //c 3.5" Upgrade
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## Apple IIgs ROM 01<br><br>
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# <A2Txt>System Diagnostic Information</A2Txt> [[A2 Diagnostic]]
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## Apple IIgs
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## Apple //e - Original Release (1982)
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## Apple //e - Enhanced
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## Apple //c - Original Release (1983)
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## Apple //c - Enhanced (1985), and IIc Plus
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## General notes for the 8 bit Apple II's
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## General notes for the Apple IIgs
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## Apple ///
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# <A2Txt>Monitors</A2Txt> [[A2 Monitors]]
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## AppleColor RGB
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## Apple Monitor ///
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## Apple Monitor //
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## Apple Monitor //c
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# <A2Txt>Apple II CPU Specifications</A2Txt> [[A2 System Specs]]
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## Apple ][ / ][+
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## Apple //e
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## Apple //c
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## Apple //c+
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## Apple IIgs
  
Apple Disk ][ Drive / Compatibles (20 Pin)
 
  
Compatibility:][, ][+, //e,or IIgs (w/20 Pin Disk ][ Controller or compatible installed)
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'''The following applies to the "Apple II Web Reference" and all sub sections. '''
  
Uses:Can be used as first or second drive.
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(C) 1991-2007 Tony Diaz - All Rights Reserved - This text may be referenced provided proper credit is given. Links and referrals are preferred, sections may be taken as needed for clarity, again provided proper credit is given. This is the Apple II Web Reference - Wiki Edition.
 
 
Storage:
 
The Drive is compatible with ProDOS, DOS 3.3, Apple Pascal 1.2/1.3 & Apple CP/M It is a single sided,double density drive,It stores 143 K of information, or 560 Sectors of DOS 3.3, 280 ProDOS Blocks. This is a Apple GCR Device only and can not read any other formats even with additional software or hardware.
 
 
 
Technical Specifications:
 
It uses a Shugart Mechanism, and the Analog card is an Apple card. It can be adapted to a DB-19 but still falls under all the same usage restrictions as any other DB-19 drive that is NOT the 'Platinum' drive, and unless the conversion cable is equipped with an additional DB-19 connector the drive can only be used as the last device on a system as nothing else can attach to it. There are also many Third Party drives based on this same or similar design, some are out right duplications and others are completely different such as the Rana Elite Series.
 
 
 
Common problems occurred using this device:
 
Heads need cleaned
 
Speed Adjustment gets slow/faster.
 
Plugged into controller card backwards or improperly aligned pins when plugged in.
 
 
 
20 Pin 5.25" Drive controller.
 
 
 
The Apple Disk ][ Controller and is used for any brand 20 pin 5.25" drive. This controller is used in the Apple ][+ & //e. Can be used in a IIgs as well.
 
 
 
Drives Known to work with this card. (But not limited to these)
 
 
 
 
 
<tab class=wikitable sep=bar>
 
<A2Txt>Model Name</A2Txt>|<A2Txt>Manufacture</A2Txt>
 
Disk ][|Apple Computer
 
MicroSci|A5xxx
 
MicroSci|A70 High Density drive requires MicroSci CTRL'r)
 
Quentin Research|Quentin Research
 
Vista 5.25|Vista Computer/ACP(They also made the 5 disk Jukebox)
 
SuperDrive|4th Dimension
 
Elite I,II,III|Rana Systems(Elite II,III in 35/40 Track, Single Side mode only)
 
Super 5|Some island in the pacific
 

Latest revision as of 20:54, 23 September 2011

  1. Apple II Disk Drives
    Floppy Drives
    1. Apple ][ Floppy Drive Reference
    2. Daisy Chain explained
    3. 35 vs. 40 or more tracks
    4. 13 vs. 16 Sectors per Track
    5. DOS 3.3 Maximum Capacity
    6. 720K ProDOS Volumes
    7. Blank Media 5.25" / 3.5" Disks
      1. Common Media use by disk size/capacity
      2. Common Media use by Computer
    8. Substituting DSHD (1.2MB or 1.44MB) for DSDD (360K or 720K/800K) media. DON'T!
    9. Other Media Formats

  2. 20 Pin IDC
    A2 5.25 Drives (20 Pin)
    1. Apple Disk ][ Drive A2M0003 / A2M0004
    2. MicroSci A2 / A20 / A80
    3. Vista Solo / Quartet / V1200
    4. Rana Systems Elite I, II, & III
    5. Concorde C-111 / 112
    6. Other 5.25" 20 Pin IDC Drives

  3. 19 Pin Cable
    A2 5.25 Drives (19 Pin)
    1. AppleDisk 5.25 (A9M0107)
    2. Apple UniDisk 5.25 (A9M0104)
    3. Apple DuoDisk 5.25 (A9M0108)
    4. Apple UniFile / DuoFile 5.25 (Unreleased)
    5. Apple Uni/Duo Drive 'System'
    6. IIc Plus, IIgs ROM 3, LC Slot //e Card & 5.25" Drives
    7. 20 Pin drives: Converting to 19 pin
    8. Apple Disk ][ Converting to 19 pin. Addendum

  4. 800K and 1.44M
    A2 3.5 Drives
    1. AppleDisk 3.5 (A9M0106)
    2. Apple UniDisk 3.5 (A2M2053)
    3. Apple DuoDisk 3.5 (Unreleased)
    4. Apple FDHD / SuperDrive 3.5 (G7287)
    5. Haba Systems HabaDisk
    6. Amdek AmDisk I, III
    7. Compatibility Chart
      3.5 Drive Compatibility
      1. Apple //c
      2. Apple IIc Plus
      3. Apple ][, ][+, //e (With Controller)
      4. Apple IIgs
      5. Macintosh

  5. Floppy Disk Controllers
    A2 Floppy Controllers
    1. Disk ][ Drive controller 5.25" (20 Pin)
    2. Apple 5.25 Drive controller (19 Pin)
    3. Apple 3.5 Controller (aka the 'Liron' card)
    4. Apple SuperDrive Controller
    5. UDC / Universal Disk Controller
    6. Apple II Universal Controller
    7. Blue Disk
    8. Urphi Controller

  6. Apple II RAM Expansion
    RAM Cards
    1. Apple IIgs Ram Cards
    2. Apple //e Ram Cards
    3. Apple //e RAM Cards Explained
    4. Apple ][+ & //e Ram Cards
    5. Apple //c Ram Cards
    6. Other Cards that use RAM
    7. Misc. RAM Card Related Information & Problem Solutions
    8. RAM Chips

  7. SCSI Interface Cards
    A2 SCSI Cards
    1. CMS SCSI II
    2. Apple Rev. C SCSI
    3. Apple High Speed SCSI
    4. RAMFast SCSI
  8. CD ROM Drives
  9. DiscQuest

  10. Peripheral Cards
    A2 Peripheral Cards
    1. Parallel Printer Interface
    2. Parallel Printer Interface with Graphic Capability
    3. Super Serial Card
    4. Slot 3 80 Column Card
    5. Apple Mouse & Bit Mouse:
    6. Z80 - CP/M Card
    7. PC Transporter

  11. Other Peripherals
    A2 Peripherals
    1. No Slot Clock
    2. Game I/O Devices
    3. Koala Pad
    4. Joystick
    5. Paddles
    6. ImageWriter II Buffer Cards
    7. Joystick/Paddle Usage Chart

  12. Commonly Used Cables
    A2 Cables

  13. Apple II 8 bit Operating Systems
    A2 DOS ProDOS
    1. ProDOS Users Disk & Manual
    2. ProDOS Versions

  14. System Upgrades
    A2 Upgrades
    1. Apple //e Enhancement Kit
    2. Apple //c 3.5" Upgrade
    3. Apple IIgs ROM 01

  15. System Diagnostic Information
    A2 Diagnostic
    1. Apple IIgs
    2. Apple //e - Original Release (1982)
    3. Apple //e - Enhanced
    4. Apple //c - Original Release (1983)
    5. Apple //c - Enhanced (1985), and IIc Plus
    6. General notes for the 8 bit Apple II's
    7. General notes for the Apple IIgs
    8. Apple ///
  16. Monitors
    A2 Monitors
    1. AppleColor RGB
    2. Apple Monitor ///
    3. Apple Monitor //
    4. Apple Monitor //c
  17. Apple II CPU Specifications
    A2 System Specs
    1. Apple ][ / ][+
    2. Apple //e
    3. Apple //c
    4. Apple //c+
    5. Apple IIgs


The following applies to the "Apple II Web Reference" and all sub sections.

(C) 1991-2007 Tony Diaz - All Rights Reserved - This text may be referenced provided proper credit is given. Links and referrals are preferred, sections may be taken as needed for clarity, again provided proper credit is given. This is the Apple II Web Reference - Wiki Edition.

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