Drive Info

Storage options, from utilitarian cassette drives to hard disks; the 8-bit machines had no lack of variety available during their production years — including hard disks as early as 1982  (Atari 800 Corvus). With the advent of modern flash drive devices, many consider the original offerings to be obsolete; but with high-speed SIO options/upgrades, and typical small file sizes to begin with, good to great performance is always a possibility with floppy drives; and hard drives are always a viable high-performance option. Many of these devices are still receiving plenty of action from Atari 8-bit Computer users — the nostalgic/genuine experience often playing no small part in the equation.