I’ve talked before about how fascinating eBay is for learning about vintage computer hardware. We have two friggen awesome oddities today.
The first is a 5.25-inch external Commodore SFD-1001 unit from 1984-85. If you hadn’t heard of it before, me too. I have a dark brown 1541 drive that matches the original Commodore 64, but I’d never heard of this one before. According to the ever-reliable C64 Wiki, it was five times faster than the 1541. Thanks to altamontfinds for the image:
You could put your Teac FD-505 into an empty Commodore SFD-1001, and feed the ribbons out to your vintage computer tower. That’d be amazing.