Atari Storage Peripherals


Atari 410 Tape Drive

> Company: Atari, US
Date: 1989
Atari: 400, 800
Interface:

Specifications
The Atari 410 came in 2 different versions: the Atari 410a a Tawain version and the Atari 410.
Strudy construction with built in power supply and SIO cable,
The 410 didn’t need a bukly external power pak like most other Atari 400/800 components

Notes
It had to be placed at the end of the SIO chain as it did not have a port.
The original idea of the SIO (Serial I/O) port on the Atari computers was that it was to be used only for the Data cassette drive, however its functionality was extended so that it could use all Atari peripherals including disk drives, printers and modem.
The Atari 410 could play two seperate tracks on a tape, this proved very useful for interactive programs where a user would run a program and would hear audio music/speech while the other track would load the next part of the program.

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Atari 410 Tape Drive

Front: Atari 410 Tape Drive

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Atari 410a Tape Drive

Front: Atari 410a Tape Drive