comp.sys.sinclair FAQ

Disk Reference

The original ZX Spectrum was introduced before floppy disk drives were a realistically affordable option for most home users. Within a few years, however, prices had fallen to such an extent that a large number of disk interfaces and drives were available that could be readily, and inexpensively, purchased by the 'average' user.

In the intervening period, a number of alternative systems were developed, including the Rotronics Wafadrive and ZX Microdrive. These systems are 'hybrid' designs, being based on endless-loop cassettes. These systems proved very popular, and offered high capacity storage with much greater reliability and speed than normal cassettes, without costing substantially more in media terms.

The drives listed below represent a small number of those available.