Yamaha FD-05
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The FD-05 is a double sided 720kB 3.5" floppy disk drive meant to be used with the FD-051 interface adaptor.

The interface supports up to two drives by connecting a second drive to the first. It includes a ROM with version 1 of the Disk BASIC instructions.

Both the drive and the interface have also been released together under the Canon brand as VF-100.

To connect a second drive, another FD-05 drive can be attached to the primary unit, and the FD-052 data cable is required.

Variations of the drive unit:

Product Region PSU Case
FD-05A AU 240V, 50Hz
FD-05C CA 120V, 50/60Hz
FD-05E UK 220/240V, 50/60Hz
FD-05F FR 220V, 50/60Hz
FD-05G DE,SW,NO 220/240V, 50/60Hz
FD-05J JP 100V, 50/60Hz Black
FD-05K SA 127V, 50Hz
FD-05M KW 220/240V, 50Hz
FD-05U US 120V, 50/60Hz

Brand Yamaha
Model FD-05 / FD-051
Year 1985
Region JP, Europe
Launch price Drive: JP: ¥64,800 - NL: ƒ1595
Interface: JP: ¥25,000 - NL: ƒ740
Package content Drive: FD-05 drive - Blank 2DD disk - A/B drive labels - Operating instructions
Interface: FD-051 interface with data cable
Emulation ROM of the interface dumped and emulated


Yamaha FD-05 disk drive
Yamaha FD-05 disk drive (back)
Yamaha FD-051 with box
Yamaha FD-05 disk drive with box + FD-051 interface
Yamaha FD-051 interface
Yamaha FD-051 interface (back)

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