ALTAIR DISK DRIVE

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ALTAIR DISK DRIVE

Postby LOVENYC756 » June 8th, 2013, 11:56 pm

Is it possible to use a Real Altair Disk Drive, with this machine?
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Re: ALTAIR DISK DRIVE

Postby AltairClone » June 9th, 2013, 9:07 am

The short answer is no, the Clone cannot connect to a real Atlair external drive. However, the disk images used on the Altair Clone are byte-for-byte copies of original Altair floppy disks. I have utilities to image a real Altair floppy to a file on a PC and vice-versa. This means that if you have access to an original Altair with a floppy drive, you can put any floppy from the Altair onto the Clone, and conversely, write disk content from the Clone to a real Altair floppy.

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