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.
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
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