TRS-80 Model 1: Creating New Floppy Disks in 2022 (Two Methods)

(This is a text transcript companion article to the video above.)

Recently, I completed a faithful restoration of an original 1977 TRS-80 Model 1 to its original working condition. It was a Frankenstein's monster of broken parts and pieces eventually reassembled and repaired including an expansion interface, 48K of RAM, disk doubler and dual disk drives. I documented the restoration process in excruciating detail on my blog, but I wanted to make this guide specifically to describe my current runaround for creating new 5.25" disk media, since the process can be quite a bit more convoluted than a lot of other systems. Read Full Article