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Technomatic 5.25" Floppy Disc I/F (front)
Technomatic 5.25" Floppy Disc Interface (back plate)
Technomatic 5.25" Floppy Disc I/F (back)
When the Archimedes A300 and A400 ranges were launched, many users had 5.25" floppy disc drives for their BBC Bs or Masters. A 5.25" floppy disc interface allowed the old 5.25" drive to be connected to the Archimedes and files and programs transferred to the Archimedes 3.5" discs or hard disc, I did that myself when I first bought an Archimedes.
The interface plugs into the floppy disc socket on the motherboard, the internal 3.5" floppy connects to the socket on the board and the backplate is fixed to the back of the Archimedes. A 5.25" disc drive can then be plugged into the backplate and the switch selects between the internal and external drive.