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ZX Microdrive

Index ZX Microdrive

The ZX Microdrive is a magnetic tape data storage system launched in July 1983 by Sinclair Research for its ZX Spectrum home computer. [1]

28 relations: Ant Attack, Ben Cheese, Daisy chain (electrical engineering), Data-rate units, Database, Exatron Stringy Floppy, Floppy disk, Home computer, International Computers Limited, Kansas City standard, Kilobyte, Learjet, Magnetic tape data storage, One Per Desk, Personal computer, Quicksilva, Rotronics Wafadrive, Sinclair QL, Sinclair Research, Tasword, Telecom Australia, TRS-80, Word processor, Xerox, ZX Interface 1, ZX Spectrum, ZX81, 8-track tape.

Ant Attack

Ant Attack is a ZX Spectrum computer game by Sandy White, published by Quicksilva in 1983.

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Ben Cheese

Ben Cheese (1955 – 21 January 2001) was a British engineer who worked on Sinclair's ZX Microdrives.

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Daisy chain (electrical engineering)

In electrical and electronic engineering a daisy chain is a wiring scheme in which multiple devices are wired together in sequence or in a ring.

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Data-rate units

In telecommunications, data-transfer rate is the average number of bits (bitrate), characters or symbols (baudrate), or data blocks per unit time passing through a communication link in a data-transmission system.

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Database

A database is an organized collection of data, stored and accessed electronically.

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Exatron Stringy Floppy

The Exatron Stringy Floppy (or ESF) is a continuous loop tape drive developed by Exatron.

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Floppy disk

A floppy disk, also called a floppy, diskette, or just disk, is a type of disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles.

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Home computer

Home computers were a class of microcomputers entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.

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International Computers Limited

International Computers Limited (ICL) was a large British computer hardware, computer software and computer services company that operated from 1968 until 2002.

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Kansas City standard

The Kansas City standard (KCS), or Byte standard, is a way of storing digital data on standard audio cassettes at data rates between 300 and 2400 baud that was first defined in 1976.

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Kilobyte

The kilobyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.

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Learjet

Learjet is a Canadian owned, American aerospace manufacturer of business jets for civilian and military use based in Wichita, Kansas.

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Magnetic tape data storage

Magnetic tape data storage is a system for storing digital information on magnetic tape using digital recording.

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One Per Desk

The One Per Desk, or OPD, was an innovative hybrid personal computer/telecommunications terminal based on the hardware of the Sinclair QL.

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Personal computer

A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.

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Quicksilva

Quicksilva was a British games software publisher active during the early 1980s.

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Rotronics Wafadrive

The Rotronics Wafadrive was a continuous tape loop storage peripheral launched in late 1984 for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 8-bit home computer, intended to compete with Sinclair's ZX Interface 1 and ZX Microdrive.

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Sinclair QL

The Sinclair QL (for Quantum leap), is a personal computer launched by Sinclair Research in 1984, as an upper-end counterpart to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

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Sinclair Research

Sinclair Research Ltd is a British consumer electronics company founded by Clive Sinclair in Cambridge.

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Tasword

Tasword is a word processor for the ZX Spectrum developed by Tasman Software.

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Telecom Australia

Telecom Australia was the trading name of the.

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TRS-80

The TRS-80 Micro Computer System (TRS-80, later renamed the Model I to distinguish it from successors) is a desktop microcomputer launched in 1977 and sold by Tandy Corporation through their Radio Shack stores.

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Word processor

A word processor is a computer program or device that provides for input, editing, formatting and output of text, often plus other features.

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Xerox

Xerox Corporation (also known as Xerox, stylized as xerox since 2008, and previously as XEROX or XeroX from 1960 to 2008) is an American global corporation that sells print and digital document solutions, and document technology products in more than 160 countries.

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ZX Interface 1

A peripheral from Sinclair Research for its ZX Spectrum home computer, the ZX Interface 1 was launched in 1983.

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ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research.

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ZX81

The ZX81 is a home computer that was produced by Sinclair Research and manufactured in Dundee, Scotland by Timex Corporation.

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8-track tape

The 8-track tape (formally Stereo 8; commonly known as the eight-track cartridge, eight-track tape, or simply eight-track) is a magnetic tape sound-recording technology that was popular in the United States from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, when the Compact Cassette format took over.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Microdrive

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