Vintage ibm apple macintosh floppy disc 800k 720k converter to double hi density For Sale

Vintage ibm apple macintosh floppy disc 800k 720k converter to double hi density


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Vintage ibm apple macintosh floppy disc 800k 720k converter to double hi density:
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$AVER IIA vintage, very rare floppy disc tool that is basically just a hole punch.History lesson: Back in the late 80's, many computers had transitioned to using 1.4mb floppy
discs. If you had a 720k or 800k disc, it would still work in the newer drives, but only at
its formatted size. A trick users came up with was to punch a hole in the corner of the
disc, thus allowing newer drives to identify the floppy as a high density one. Users could
reformat the floppy as higher density, and 'presto' you got twice the storage size. (I see
lots of folks shaking their heads back and forth in disbelief, and fewer people shaking
their head up and down ('yeah, that's right!!'))If one had a large inventory of one hole floppies, you could spend the money for buying all
new floppies, or convert your old ones. This company decided to market a device making
aligning and punching the hole easy and fast.One minor (?) problem was that some floppies from certain manufacturers did not make the
conversion successfully; the floppy read/write material just was not good enough to be a
high density drive.The punch was named the '$SAVER II', I guess '$SAVER I' was improved on. This punch was
manufactured in the late 80's ( see the packing material newspaper date) out of cast
aluminum by the Mkart company in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. It is very sturdy, ready to punch holes
all day long in your floppy conversion business!You are offerding on an unopened 1989 time capsule, perfect for Christmas for that person who used floppies every day and never knew he needed this!


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