Sony HBD-30W
This page was last modified 10:55, 7 March 2018 by Rderooy. Based on work by Mars2000you.


The HBD-30W is a double sided 720kB 3.5" floppy disk drive, released by Sony. It was sold without interface adapter, and was meant to be used with the separately available HBK-30 Interface adapter, or directly attached to the HB-F500 or HB-F700 computers, in which case it will function as the second drive.

To connect the drive directly to a HB-F500 or HB-F700, the HBK-35 interface cable is needed, which was sold separately.

When used with the HBK-30 interface adapter, a second drive can be directly connected attached to the primary drive, for which the HBK-35 Interface cable is needed.

Brand Sony
Type HBD-30W
Region JP, Europe
Official price ¥69,800
Package content HBD-30W drive
Operating instructions


Sony HBD-30W disk drive + HBK-30 interface
Sony HBD-30W disk drive (back)
Sony HBD-30W disk drive (inside)
Sony HBK-30 and HBD-30W box set