Tape drives for atari 800

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Tape drives for atari 800

Postby MrPixel » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:00 am

so, i just got a new atari 800 at school and was wondering about the 410 Tape drive. is that the only one that can be used or can i use a generic one?

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Re: Tape drives for atari 800

Postby Atari030 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:36 am

XC12 or 1010 will work, there are very few after market ones that I am aware of and ebay should yield the 1010 or 410 pretty cheap, I would imagine.

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Re: Tape drives for atari 800

Postby MrPixel » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:08 am

29 dollars isn't cheap. to me that would be 18 or 10 dollars. so i can't use like an 8 track recorder or something like that?

something more akin to this
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Re: Tape drives for atari 800

Postby Atari030 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:16 am

No. There is no way to hook into the SIO port, that I know of. If you could mod it, it would end up being more expensive than a $29 1010.

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Re: Tape drives for atari 800

Postby MrPixel » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:19 pm

well...poo thanks anyway

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Re: Tape drives for atari 800

Postby Atari030 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:33 pm

It is cheaper than a XF551, any day of the week. :D SIO2USB would be a better well.option. I tink it can emulate tape loading, but I haven't tried. Disk emulation works really well.

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Re: Tape drives for atari 800

Postby MrPixel » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:12 am

we have an actual 800 at school so it's either shell out the cash for a tape drive or get an amstrad CPC

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Re: Tape drives for atari 800

Postby Atari030 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:41 am

I don't know why, but this thread feels like 1981. What are you doing with it?

Here is an option for you;

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/270145-diy-sio2usb/

A ready made one is here;

https://www.lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=108

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Re: Tape drives for atari 800

Postby MrPixel » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:44 am

i don't need a pc to usb. thanks though


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