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How can I use a tape/floppy drive on my TI-99/4A?

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I have seen those tape/floppy drives that slot into the cartridge slot looking space on the side of the unit, but I have been having a hard time finding them on Ebay and when I do, they are always very expensive. Are there any other ways to do this?

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For the cassette tape a simple cable will do. For real floppy, your best bet is a peripheral expansion box but they're expensive and very heavy so be prepared to spend a lot for shipping.

 

But if you can live without using real floppy, then the upcoming TiPi may be more practical and less costly for you.

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Also, a nanoPEB could be a good choice. They have most of the functionality of the PEB, but will not expand beyond 32k, rs232, and disk access.

 

For almost all games, thats about all youll ever need.

 

They become available once a month or so, either used or new.

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I have seen those tape/floppy drives that slot into the cartridge slot looking space on the side of the unit, but I have been having a hard time finding them on Ebay and when I do, they are always very expensive. Are there any other ways to do this?

 

Over the years we set up some information on our Wiki https://www.ninerpedia.org/. Maybe have a look there (does not mean your questions are not welcome here, of course :) )

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I have seen those tape/floppy drives that slot into the cartridge slot looking space on the side of the unit, but I have been having a hard time finding them on Ebay and when I do, they are always very expensive. Are there any other ways to do this?

 

did you read the pinned FAQ post?

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