Why was the UK so slow to adopt the Disk Drive

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Re: Why was the UK so slow to adopt the Disk Drive

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Sinclairs-great wrote: Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:32 pm I'd really like one of the original spectrum diskdrives.I v been looking at a picture of one in a +2 A spectrum manual for years and really wanted one . Do you know the picture I'm talking about. I was just looking at it a minute ago I think it s a AMSTRAD FD-1. I tought it was a spectrum disk drive. Maybe I'll just get a spectrum monitor😃😃😃😃😃
The FD-1 did exist (see here) but the interface that would have fitted to the +2A, called the SI-1 was never produced (see this page). So there was no official way to connect the FD-1 disk drive to a +2A.

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