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Re: e-mu sp12 (1985)
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 04:40:23 PM »
numerous posts around the web suggest that this model is indeed compatible with externally connected 5 1/4" floppy disk drives such as those that were made for commodore 64 computers + early macintosh models,
one such model is the "1541" external floppy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_1541
which connected via the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_bus

the 1540 was the model that preceded it and was intended for the vic-20, not sure if its compatible aswell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_1540, later models also include: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_1551 and the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_1570 + https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_1571



such external disk drives seem to connect via a cable that visually resembles closely a midi cable and connects via the "Disk" port on the rear of the sp12 itself

http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_odkw=external+floppy+drive&_osacat=0&ssPageName=GSTL&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.X%285.25%2C+5+1%2F4%22%29+external+floppy+drive.TRS0&_nkw=%285.25%2C+5+1%2F4%22%29+external+floppy+drive&_sacat=0