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Phloopy Drive

The Phloopy Drive connects to the BBC Microcomputer and stores data on continuous loop of magnetic tape (similar to the Sinclair Microdrive or 8-track tape). Each Phloopy can store 100KB of data. It uses nine read/write heads: eight for storing data, and one for a clock track.

The Phloopy Drive is controlled by the BBC Micro but has an internal 8049 microprocessor allowing it to perform actions such as formatting a new Phloopy while the BBC Micro is free to be used.

While it is controlled by the user in the same way as a disc unit, it requires a separate interface to be installed in the BBC Micro and is not compatible with a standard disc interface.

Our Phloopy drive is complete with manual, interface unit, and two unused Phloopies. Its serial number is: A00129B1.

Date : 1984

Manufacturer : Phi Mag Systems Ltd

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH33661. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 

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