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1.2 MB 5.25-inch Floppy Disk Drive (flippy mod)
[KF-ACS-FD525]

1.2 MB 5.25-inch Floppy Disk Drive (flippy mod)
Limit of one item per customer with (earlier) purchase of a KryoFlux board. Consumer sales only.

Newtronics DV509 1.2 MB 5.25-inch Floppy Disk Drive, ideal for software preservation, brand new and unused, tested & aligned, can access up to track 82, grey or black bezel. This drive can read so called "flipper disks" which were written on single head drives where the disk was flipped to read the other side. Standard dual-headed drives can not read such disks due to their head offset of 8 tracks (80 track drives) between the upper and the lower side heads.

It is therefore ideal to read and write 8-bit disks, e.g. C64, Apple ][ and others.*

This drive (unused, new old stock "NOS") has been modified for one-pass dumping of dual sided disks that were originally written with single headed drives. The relative head alignment has been re-arranged. It can therefore not be used to read 5.25" disks written with a standard double sided drive.

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* Write support is limited to formats supported by DTC or raw writing (for index-aligned disks).




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