The Disk II (part 5 of Apple II history series)

Another telling of Apple’s search for the least expensive way to add floppy disks, which resulted in using stripped-down drives from Shugart and Woz’s minimal Disk II interface:

This is part 5 of a 24 part series on Apple II history, and also serves as a citation for and expansion on a previous highly interesting remark:

See also

Previous related threads:
“Floppies: The Disks That Changed the World”
Low-level Explorations of Commodore’s Soft-sectored Floppies