Hi there! I recently bought myself an external floppy disk drive to my Amiga 500. In fact I bought it just because it was so cheap, 10€. My question now is what can I do with it? My Amiga is completely original with its own internal disk drive, so basically I now have two disk drives. What was the original intention with the external disk drive? Was it mainly for Workbench related tasks or was it possible to load games from both drives to reduce disk swapping? I know these are pretty n00b questions but I'm quite new into retro gaming concerning Amigas.
Re: External floppy drive A500 Posted on 8-Sep-2020 19:20:03
The External Disk Drive can be used by multiple disk based games if the Game supports it. In my experience, more often than not, most don't. Pretty much a luck of the draw in this case. In the Workbench Environment, External Disk Drives work great.
Re: External floppy drive A500 Posted on 9-Sep-2020 1:54:19