ZX Microdrive

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Connected to the computer with the ZX Interface 1. The unit added at least 85k on line storage, using a continuous tape loop, it provided high speed load and save. 8 of these drives could be daisy chained to the computer, each unit retailed at around £26.
Reliability problems both in the unit and the tape cartridges plagued the format. But this did not stop the Microdrive being used in the later QL computer with much the same problems.
The case matched the styling of the Spectrum, and although the drive was problematic, it is still fondly remembered and very collectible amongst Spectrum collectibles.

Date : 1983

Manufacturer : Sinclair

Sinclair ZX Spectrum

ZX Microdrive Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2 Manual Sinclair 1986
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Physical Description : cardboard box polystyrene packaging x4 sheets of stickers microdrive x2 cartridges

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH646. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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