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strim
27th February 2015, 23:59
A batch of new external floppy drives, as discussed previously in this (http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?70032-New-external-floppy-drives) thread is now available for preorder!

Click here to preorder at RetroAmi shop!
(http://retroami.com.pl/index.php?id_product=153&controller=product)
The drives are compatible with all classic Amiga models equipped with external disk drive connector. The only version available in preorder will be shipped with PC drive mechanism, but behave exactly as original Amiga-style 880kB DD disk drives (thanks to flexibility of the interface board). Version with no floppy drive included, or with emulator installed is not available in preorder.

The picture shows a prototype. Final version will be painted black and have minor case corrections.

The price in preorder is 195 PLN (around $53). Note that after preorder ends, the price will increase. The drives are covered by 24-months warranty and will be shipped to users late April.

supaduper
28th February 2015, 13:24
pre- order link broken :(

strim
28th February 2015, 13:52
Weird, it does work for me. Maybe it was temporarily broken? Can you check again?

supaduper
28th February 2015, 13:59
Still broke to me ,just comes up with a lot of text/code

Its the same when I try to order on the retroami site , click on the preorder link and its broken the same

here`s the ERROR header below



[PrestaShopDatabaseException]Nieznana kolumna 'id_shop' w where clause

strim
28th February 2015, 14:07
PM sent! Also, thanks for reporting this.

supaduper
28th February 2015, 19:21
Links now working,and I have pre ordered :)

RetroAmi.com.pl
28th February 2015, 22:03
We had some issue with php version that coused problems, but right now it's solved.

bdb
3rd March 2015, 09:12
Tried to order but I live outside the web page's "Zone." No idea what that means.

strim
3rd March 2015, 13:07
PM sent!

RetroAmi.com.pl
5th March 2015, 21:59
There are only 21 pcs left.

strim
24th April 2015, 10:40
The preorder will end on Tuesday, so anyone interested still have a few days to buy the drive at a reduced price of 48 EUR!


There was a small delay in the production, but it's almost done. We hope to start delivery to RetroAmi next week.


http://sakura-it.pl/images/floppy/sDSCN6001.JPG


http://sakura-it.pl/images/floppy/sDSCN6002.JPG


http://sakura-it.pl/images/floppy/sDSCN6005.JPG


http://sakura-it.pl/images/floppy/sDSCN5997.JPG


http://sakura-it.pl/images/floppy/sDSCN5998.JPG


http://sakura-it.pl/images/floppy/sDSCN6000.JPG


http://sakura-it.pl/images/floppy/sDSCN6004.JPG

supaduper
26th April 2015, 14:02
I love your attention to detail, glad I pre ordered :)
it looks great and will go with my CDTV excellently !

RetroAmi.com.pl
7th May 2015, 06:34
We received information from the Sakura IT that the first batch of floppy drives is ready. Soon it will be sent to our shop and then start handling orders.

strim
19th May 2015, 11:37
Last week first drives were shipped to customers. If you already received it, I'm curious about your opinion!

RetroAmi.com.pl
29th June 2015, 22:05
We've got Sakura External Floppy Drive cases with electronic to use with own floppy drive or HxC rev F or Gotek (with HxC soft) floppy emulators. The price is about 5€ lower than regular product with floppy drive.

LINK TO PRODUCT PAGE (http://retroami.com.pl/index.php?id_product=159&controller=product&id_lang=1)

strim
2nd July 2015, 19:21
Some photos of black Gotek installed in the case:

http://c0ff33.net/drop/P1040658.jpg
http://c0ff33.net/drop/P1040663.jpg
http://c0ff33.net/drop/P1040668.jpg
http://c0ff33.net/drop/P1040670.jpg
http://c0ff33.net/drop/P1040674.jpg
http://c0ff33.net/drop/P1040662.jpg
http://c0ff33.net/drop/P1040666.jpg
http://c0ff33.net/drop/P1040669.jpg
http://c0ff33.net/drop/P1040672.jpg

dodogild0
10th February 2016, 23:04
I'm very much into this floppy but I couldn't find any pre-order link on the page?

strim
11th February 2016, 10:00
The original batch was sold out! There are still some cases + interface kits left at RetroAmi, without the floppy drive itself.

We are going to produce a new batch of complete drives within next few months. Stay tuned for updates here.

Arnie
11th February 2016, 11:15
I read that it's designed for the rev F HXC.
I would be interested to know if it enables the use of both drives, A+B, through the external connector. Original External Amiga cases don't.