Category:Floppy Disk Drives
This page was last modified 02:06, 12 August 2019 by Gdx. Based on work by Mars2000you and Rderooy.

Overview of MSX Floppy Disk drives. Both 5.25" and 3.5" disk drives have been used on MSX, with 3.5" being by far the most common.

Also see: Floppy Disk Drive Interfaces

Supported capacities (with the right drive);

  • 5.25" 180KB (Single Sided, Double Density)
  • 5.25" 360KB (Double Sided, Double Density)
  • 3.5" 360KB (Single Sided, Double Density), also known as 1DD
  • 3.5" 720KB (Double Sided, Double Density), also known as 2DD

HD (High Density) capacities are not supported by MSX except by the Daisen Sangyo MX-2021 with its interface MX30B (ultra rare). HD diskettes can be used, but it is advisable to tape (with a non-translucent tape) over the HD hole to prevent problems when used in HD capable disk drives.

For more generic information about Floppy Disk Drives (FDD), you may check Wikipedia.