Atari 1050 Disk Drive The Atari 1050 disk drive was a 5-1/4" 1-1/2 density disk drive introduced with the XL-series of Atari 8bit computers. It was styled to complement the XL-series, with it's dark top and beige lower casing, with the chrome metal band seperating the two. It had a capacity of 127k and much has been said about Atari's decision not to make the drive true double-density, most of it negative. It was a 1/2 height drive and connected to the Atari 8bit computer by way of the standard SIO port. Since it wasn't truly a double-density drive, it was labled as 'enhanced density' and had a transfer rate of 19.2 kbps, the same as the 810 drive, though various upgrades pushed this higher as well as turned it into a true double-density drive.

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