Apple Disk III

The Apple Disk III is an external 5.25″ floppy disk drive that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1980 to 1984. Disk III has been introduced on September 1, 1980, and was designed specifically for use with the Apple III computer and later for Apple III Plus as well.

This floppy drive was the first variation of the Disk II introduced for the Apple III and used the identical drive mechanism inside a modified plastic case with a proprietary connector. With some modification both drives are interchangeable.

This Disk III has been discontinued on May 1, 1984.

Today Apple Disk III is 42 years old!

Apple Disk III
Source: – Apple Disk III

Apple Disk III Release Date

IntroducedSeptember 1, 1980
DiscontinuedMay 1, 1984
Model IdentifierUnknown
Model NumberA3M0004
Order NumberUnknown
Original PriceUnknown

System Requirements

  • Apple III computer


Connection1 – 26-pin ribbon cable connector (Apple III)
1 – DB-25 (Apple III Plus)



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