Improving the 1050 floppy drive with…

As I mentioned in the Wonderful Atari 800XL, we had upgraded our 1050 disk drives with a US Doubler chip. The purpose of this chip was to 1) bring it up from dual-density to true double density and 2) greatly increase the transfer speed. The US Doubler was from ICD, a popular maker of hardware peripherals and enhancements for Atari 8-bits. We also had the P:R: Connection which allowed you to directly connect a standard parallels printer (our Star SG-10) to the SIO port.

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