Year Of The Disc Feature

Volume 2

Number 01

January 1984

The Micro User up-to-the-minute survey of disc drives available for the BBC Micro

Supplier

Tracks

Capacity

Single or Double sided

Integral PSU

Single or Dual

Price
(ex VAT)

Size LxHxW (mm)

Drive type

Advanced Memory Systems

40

200k

Double

No

Single

£195.65

90x40x150

Hitachi 3" drive

40

200k

Double

No

Dual

£346.95

180x40x160

Hitachi 3" drive

Carson Developments

40

100k

Single

*Opt

Single

£140

218x43x147

Tandon

40

200k

Double

*Opt

Single

£170

218x43x147

Tandon

80

800k

Double

*Opt

Single

£220

218x43x147

Tandon

40

200k

Single

*Opt

Dual

£280

218x125x147

Tandon

40

400k

Double

*Opt

Dual

£340

218x125x147

Tandon

80

800k

Double

*Opt

Dual

£400

218x125x147

Tandon

         

Also versions using TEAC and Mitzi

Chase Data

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£148

146x57x196

Canon

40

100k

Single

Yes

Single

£170

146x57x196

Canon

40

200k

Single

No

Dual

£278

146x57x196

Canon

40

200k

Single

Yes

Dual

£300

146x57x196

Canon

40

200k

Double

No

Single

£172

146x57x196

Canon

40

200k

Double

Yes

Single

£194

146x57x196

Canon

40

400k

Double

No

Dual

£322

146x57x196

Canon

40

400k

Double

Yes

Dual

£343

146x57x196

Canon

40/80

400k

Double

No

Single

£205

146x33.5x215

Canon

40/80

400k

Double

Yes

Single

£227

146x33.5x215

Canon

40/80

800k

Double

No

Dual

£380

146x33.5x215

Canon

40/80

800k

Double

Yes

Dual

£402

146x33.5x215

Canon

Computer Village

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£168

258x59x152

Shugart

40

200k

Single

No

Dual

£295

258x89x152

Shugart

40/80

400k

Double

No

Single

£230

258x47x152

Shugart

40/80

800k

Double

No

Dual

£475

258x90x152

Shugart

Cumana

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£185

241x51x152

TEC

40

100k

Single

Yes

Single

£199

312x51x152

TEC

40 O

100k

Single

Yes

Single

£185

312x51x152

TEC

80

200k

Single

No

Single

£214

241x51x152

TEC

80

200k

Single

Yes

Single

£229

312x51x152

TEC

80 O

200k

Single

Yes

Single

£213

312x51x152

TEC

80

400k

Double

No

Single

£245

241x51x152

Mitsubishi

80

400k

Double

Yes

Single

£259

312x51x152

Mitsubishi

80 O

400k

Double

Yes

Single

£249

312x51x152

Mitsubishi

40

2x100k

Single

Yes

Dual

£345

312x51x152

TEC

80

2x200k

Single

Yes

Dual

£389

312x51x152

TEC

80

2x400k

Double

Yes

Dual

£469

312x51x152

Mitsubishi

40/80

2x200k

Single

Yes

Dual

£469

300x125x200

TEC

40/80

2x400k

Single

Yes

Dual

£525

300x125x200

Mitsubishi

GSL

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£149.95

216x64x146

Shugart

40

100k

Single

No

Dual

£298

216x128x146

Shugart

80

200k

Single

No

Single

£240

229x38x146

Shugart or TEAC

80

200k

Single

No

Dual

£480

229x76x146

Shugart or TEAC

80

400k

Double

No

Single

£280

229x38x146

Shugart or TEAC

80

400k

Double

No

Dual

£560

229x76x146

Shugart or TEAC

40

100k

Single

Yes

Single

£191

279x38x146

Cumana

40

100k

Double

No

Single

£180

279x44x83

Hitachi 3" drive

40

100k

Double

No

Dual

£360

178x88x83

Hitachi 3" drive

I.T.L. Cathmili

40

2x100k

Double

No

Single

£167.28

124x73.5x152

Hitachi
Nat. Panasonic

       

Power supply is £25.93 extra

 

Kaydae

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£169

218x43x147

TEAC

40

100k

Single

Yes

Single

£205

218x43x147

TEAC

40

200k

Double

No

Single

£230

218x43x147

TEAC

40

200k

Double

Yes

Single

£266

218x43x147

TEAC

80

200k

Single

No

Single

£230

218x43x147

TEAC

80

200k

Single

Yes

Single

£266

218x43x147

TEAC

80

400k

Double

No

Single

£290

218x43x147

TEAC

80

400k

Double

Yes

Single

£326

218x43x147

TEAC

40

2x100k

Single

No

Dual

£304

218x43x294

TEAC

40

2x100k

Single

Yes

Dual

£340

218x43x294

TEAC

80

2x200k

Single

No

Dual

£365

218x43x294

TEAC

80

2x200k

Single

Yes

Dual

£401

218x43x294

TEAC

80

2x400k

Double

No

Dual

£520

218x43x294

TEAC

80

2x400k

Double

Yes

Dual

£556

218x43x294

TEAC

40

2x100k

Double

No

Single

£195

90x40x150

Hitachi

LVL

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£230.43

305x76x127

Shugart

40

200k

Single

No

Dual

£338.26

305x76x127

Shugart

40

200k

Single

Yes

Dual

£359.57

305x76x127

Shugart

40

400k

Double

No

Dual

£499

305x76x127

Shugart

Micro Resources Midwich

45

100k

Single

No

Single

£129.57

210x83x146

3" drive

 

45

100k

Single

No

Dual

£216.53

210x83x146

3" drive

 

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£153

218x43x147

Shugart (Chinon)

 

40

100k

Single

No

S/expandable

£160

218x43x294

Shugart (Chinon)

 

40

100k

Single

No

Dual

£291

218x43x294

Shugart (Chinon)

 

40/80

400k

Single

No

S/expandable

£264

218x43x294

Mitsubishi

 

40/80

400k

Single

No

Dual

£479

218x43x294

Mitsubishi

 

40

100k

Single

Yes

Single

£173

218x43x147

Shugart (Chinon)

 

40

100k

Single

Yes

S/expandable

£180

218x43x294

Shugart (Chinon)

 

40

100k

Single

Yes

Dual

£311

218x43x294

Shugart (Chinon)

 

40/80

400k

Single

Yes

S/expandable

£284

218x43x294

Mitsubishi

 

40/80

400k

Single

Yes

Dual

£499

218x43x294

Mitsubishi

MW Systems

40/80

800k

Double

Yes

Dual

£399

419x51x375

Toshiba

40/80

400k

Double

Yes

Single

£233

419x51x375

Toshiba

40

200k

Double

No

Single

£159

254x51x146

Seiko

Oakleaf

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£163

218x51x147

Shugart (Chinon)

40

100k

Single

No

S/expandable

£163

218x102x147

Shugart (Chinon)

40

200k

Single

No

Dual

£260

218x102x147

Shugart (Chinon)

80

800k

Double

No

Dual

£500

218x83x147

Shugart (Chinon)

Opus

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£149.48

229x44x152

 

40

2x100k

Single

Yes

Dual

£323.39

305x88x152

 

40

200k

Double

No

Single

£192.95

229x44x152

 

40

2x200k

Double

Yes

Dual

£392.95

305x88x152

 

40/80

400k

Double

No

Single

£253.82

229x44x152

Various

40/80

2x400k

Double

Yes

Dual

£514.69

305x88x152

 

40

200k

Double

No

Single**

£192.95

178x38x83

 

40

2x200k

Double

Yes

Dual**

£392.95

178x44x190

 

80

400k

Double

No

Single

£219.04

229x44x152

 

80

2x400k

Double

Yes

Dual

£427.73

305x88x152

 

Pace

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£185

218x43x147

TEAC/TEC

40

100k

Single

No

Dual

£338

218x86x147

TEAC/TEC

40

200k

Double

No

Single

£235

218x43x147

TEAC

40

200k

Double

No

Dual

£449

218x86x147

TEAC

40/80

100/200

Single

No

Single

£235

218x43x147

TEAC

40/80

100/200

Single

No

Dual

£449

218x86x147

TEAC

80

400k

Double

No

Single

£285

218x43x147

TEAC

80

400k

Double

No

Dual

£538

218x86x147

TEAC

40/80

200/400

Double

No

Single

£305

218x43x147

TEAC

40/80

200/400

Double

No

Dual

£579

218x86x147

TEAC

Technomatic

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£150

254x44x152

TEAC

40

2x100k

Single

Yes

Dual

£320

279x121x229

TEAC

40/80

200k

Single

No

Single

£180

254x44x152

TEAC

40/80

2x200k

Single

Yes

Dual

£400

279x121x229

TEAC

80

1x400k

Double

No

Single

£195

254x44x152

Mitsubishi

80

2x400k

Double

Yes

Dual

£420

279x121x229

Mitsubishi

Torch

80

400k

Double

Yes

Dual

£730T

415x70x370

Mitsubishi

Twillstar

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£146.95

New Slimline

TEAC

40

100k

Single

Yes

Single

£181.95

New Slimline

TEAC

40

100k

Single

No

Dual

£286.95

New Slimline

TEAC

40

100k

Single

Yes

Dual

£321.95

New Slimline

TEAC

40/80

200k

Single

No

Single

£191.30

New Slimline

TEAC

40/80

200k

Single

Yes

Single

£226.30

New Slimline

TEAC

40/80

200k

Single

No

Dual

£382.60

New Slimline

TEAC

40/80

200k

Single

Yes

Dual

£417.60

New Slimline

TEAC

40/80

400k

Double

No

Single

£233.91

New Slimline

TEAC

40/80

400k

Double

Yes

Single

£268.91

New Slimline

TEAC

40/80

400k

Double

No

Dual

£468

New Slimline

TEAC

40/80

400k

Double

Yes

Dual

£503

New Slimline

TEAC

80

400k

Double

No

Single

£233.91

New Slimline

Mitsubishi

80

400k

Double

Yes

Single

£268.91

New Slimline

Mitsubishi

80

400k

Double

No

Dual

£468

New Slimline

Mitsubishi

80

400k

Double

Yes

Dual

£503

New Slimline

Mitsubishi

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£146.95

New Slimline

Komori (Chinon)

40

100k

Single

Yes

Single

£181.95

New Slimline

Komori (Chinon)

40

100k

Single

No

Dual

£286.95

New Slimline

Komori (Chinon)

40

100k

Single

Yes

Dual

£321.95

New Slimline

Komori (Chinon)

Viglen

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£139.20

235x46x150

TEAC

40

100k

Single

Yes

Single

£167.20

295x46x150

TEAC

40

200k

Single

No

Dual

£278.40

235x92x150

TEAC

40

200k

Single

Yes

Dual

£306.40

295x92x150

TEAC

40

200k

Double

No

Single

£200

235x46x150

TEAC

40

200k

Double

Yes

Single

£228

295x46x150

TEAC

40

400k

Double

No

Dual

£400

235x92x150

TEAC

40

400k

Double

Yes

Dual

£428

295x92x150

TEAC

40/80

200k

Single

No

Single

£173

235x46x150

TEAC

40/80

200k

Single

Yes

Single

£201

295x46x150

TEAC

40/80

400k

Single

No

Dual

£346

235x92x150

TEAC

40/80

400k

Single

Yes

Dual

£374

295x92x150

TEAC

40/80

400k

Double

No

Single

£217.39

235x46x150

TEAC

40/80

400k

Double

Yes

Single

£245.39

295x46x150

TEAC

40/80

800k

Double

No

Dual

£434.78

235x92x150

TEAC

40/80

800k

Double

Yes

Dual

£462.78

295x92x150

TEAC

40

200k

Double

No

Single

£160.86

35 mm high

Canon

40

200k

Double

Yes

Single

£188.86

46 mm high

Canon

40

200k

Double

No

Dual

£321.72

70 mm high

Canon

40

200k

Double

Yes

Dual

£349.72

70 mm high

Canon

40/80

400k

Double

No

Single

£200

46 mm high

Canon

40/80

400k

Double

Yes

Single

£228

46 mm high

Canon

40/80

800k

Double

No

Dual

£370

70 mm high

Canon

40/80

800k

Double

Yes

Dual

£399

70 mm high

Canon

Walters

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£181

218x43x147

TEAC

80

400k

Double

No

Single

£299

218x43x147

TEAC

40/80

200/400

Double

No

Single

£309

218x43x147

TEAC

Watford *

40

100k

Single

No

Single

£139

Slimline

TEAC

80

400k

Double

No

Single

£188

Slimline

Mitsubishi

40/80

400k

Double

No

Single

£215

Slimline

Mitsubishi

80

800k

Double

No

Dual

£375

Slimline

Mitsubishi

40/80

800k

Double

No

Dual

£385

Slimline

Mitsubishi

80

400k

Double

Yes

Single

£275

Slimline

Mitsubishi

80

800k

Double

Yes

Dual

£499

Slimline

Mitsubishi

*Opt = optional integral PSU = £35

O NOT including formatting diskette, drive connecting cable and user manual.

40/80 means the drive is switchable between 40 and 80 tracks

+ Including Z80 and power supply and CP/M and software 40/80 means the drive is switchable between 40 and 80 tracks

* Plus full range of Cumana drives

** 3" drives