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    Default Amiga A1020 5,25" floppy drive

    Recently I acquired some parts from an american living in Holland. One of the things in this batch was an A1020 drive. I already own a nice clean drive, and this one was a little yellowed and is missing the Amiga badge at the front.

    As you can see the top drive looks better than the one at the bottom.
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    Until I had a look at the bottom, this seems really cool. Makes me think this drive comes from West Chester!

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    Although practically useless for most Amiga-related purposes, the A1020 is a collector's-fetish item...

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    I was going to ask what you use the drive for. I've got one but can't for the life of me know what I can do with it.

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    Yep, I knew about the PC emulation software so I should have been a bit more specific. Outside of the PC emulator, what are these drives used for?

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    File transfer between Amiga and DOS/CP/M systems?
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    Wow you could have a prototype there might be worth opening both
    and compare them also that might be why it has no badge on it..


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    what was the formatted capacity of these drives?
    i have got too much hardware,it would only hurt your eyes to look at it here

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkydivinGirl View Post
    Yep, I knew about the PC emulation software so I should have been a bit more specific. Outside of the PC emulator, what are these drives used for?
    Quite honestly, nothing. Maybe apart from hoarding, there is no real use of actually connecting up the drive and using it. It goes nice with an A1000 and A1010 drive, maybe even connected to a sidecar.

    The drive is 40 tracks, needs a mountlist on Amiga side and has no disk change. That means: 440K per disk (360K for PC) and you having to type in diskchange DFx: everytime you swap a disk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisUnionNJ View Post
    Wow you could have a prototype there might be worth opening both
    and compare them also that might be why it has no badge on it..
    I'll have a go at it. I have a 1571 power supply, I might have a look if that fits in the A1020, that way I could also power one up (these drives are 110volts, connecting it to our 240volts sounds like a bad idea )

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