Acorn A5000 2nd Floppy Drive Mount

Posted: Feb 17, 2017
By: Dan Birch

Here we have another retro computer modification. This time I want to be able to mount a 2nd Floppy Disk drive inside an Acorn A5000. Here is a picture of my A5000 for those not familiar with Acorn computers.

The plastic mounts attached to the drive

The A5000 already comes with a single floppy drive installed, however there is room for another. The problem however is how to mount it! So the task today is to design some plastic mounts that can be attached to a floppy drive. These can then be bolted inside the machine to keep it in place.

The drive mount design

So, the design comprises 4 mounts. These will be bolted onto the floppy drive using existing mounting holes in the drive casing:

The mounts bolted to the drive

With the mounts attached to the drive its time to install it into the computer casing. The new mounts need to line up perfectly with the holes in the bottom of the computer casing as we need to bolt them into position:

Installed in the Acorn A5000

With that done I can re-connect all the cables and put the computer back together. Now we have 2 floppy drives it makes file copying a whole lot easier!

File Download

Click the link below to download the file(s):

A5000 Floppy Drive Support: a5000-fdd-support.zip (31.23kb)

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