Information on the original Sony drives used on the Apricots

The original Sony 3.5" "Microfloppy" Drive

The Sony OA-D32W and OA-D32V

Versions of the drive

DriveTypeUsed in
Sony OA-30V
Sony OA-32V Single sided Microflopp ACT Apricot PC,Xi
Sony OA-32W
Sony OA-34V
Sony OA-34V-10

Extract from Apricot technical reference manual [2Mb file]

Related Sony Drive Links

Sony OA-D30V used in early 1980's Apple computers - this page has some description of the early use of the Sony drives and even has a picture of an early disk with a manual shutter.

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