The Apple 3.5 Drive, A9M0106 (825-1304-A) is a floppy-disk drive that uses removable, 800k 3 1/2″ inch disks to store and retrieve data. This drive was introduced with the Apple IIGS, although it was marketed as universal and will also match the case of the Macintosh II series. The Macs always had an internal drive, and any external drive cannot be daisy-chained.
It will work on the //c Plus and the //e (with controller card) and any Macintosh with a floppy disk port. It features an eject button and a port for daisy-chaining additional drives on the Apple II.
All are clean and tested to read and write and have all their feet. Exterior condition varies from as Nice as it gets to Severely discolored or a cracked housing and everything in between. More information about coloring can be found here. I try to put drives in the most appropriate category as far as exterior condition, but as the photos show, it is very hard to judge with some. Engraving will be disregarded in favor of coloring unless it is large and prominent. If you are buying a drive along with a computer purchase, I will do my best to match the coloring.
***Photos are for illustration only***
Quantities are limited as there are many that still need repair.
For the Apple IIGS, Macintosh
The Apple 3.5 Drive Owner’s Guide, Apple # 030-0126-A, 030-0126-B, 030-2050-A, or 030-2050-B.
All manuals appear to be identical, but the 0126 A and B have a grayscale cover instead of color – not pictured. The manual you receive may any of these.
This 29 page manual covers the setup, usage/chaining and specs for the Apple 3.5 Drive, A9M0106. Covered are the Apple IIGS and Macintosh 512K and Plus.
Most of the covers are a little yellowed with age, storage conditions, or both.
Available with or without 3.5 Drive purchase.
Apple 815-0968-A. This rare port cover came standard on the Apple 3.5 Drive. Most Apple II owners removed it so they could daisy-chain their drives. As the Macintosh isn’t capable of chaining external drives, the owners most likely never noticed or removed it.
Apple M0130 400k external floppy disk drive. Cleaned inside and out, re-greased and work perfectly. While I can’t promise you won’t find something cosmetically wrong like a scuff or scratch (the one in the photo has one small pry mark on either side of the case on the left side towards the front), these look Nice!
Introduced in 1984 it was designed to work with the 128K and 512K. It will work with the 512Ke, Plus and SE (non FDHD). Apple advised not to use this drive on a system with a 1.4mb internal drive.
Apple 800K External Floppy Disk Drive, M0131. This drive came out in 1985, as it was clear already that 400k was not enough storage. As a Macintosh drive, there is no eject button nor daisy chaining port making it unsuitable for the Apple II.
As always, there may be a minor scuff or scratch. It has all it’s feet. Cleaned and re-greased. Looks Nice!
Usable on any Mac with a floppy disk port.