New external floppy drive for Amiga is now available for preorder at RetroAmi
! The drives are made by Sakura
company, which previously successfully completed the project of PCMCIA SRAM expansions
The new drives were previously discussed in this EAB thread
and are compatible with all classic Amiga models equipped with external disk drive connector. The version avaialble in preorder will be shipped with PC drive mechanism, but behave exactly as original Amiga-style 880kB DD disk drives (thanks to flexibility of the interface board). Version with no floppy drive included, or with emulator installed is not available in preorder.
The picture displayed at RetroAmi shows a prototype. Final version will be painted black and have some minor case corrections.
The price in preorder is 195 PLN (around $53). Note that after preorder ends, the price will increase. The drives are covered by 24-months warranty and will be shipped to users late April.