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is there any difference between early Shugart drives and late units ?


Just collected an early model, which is quite different from late units.

Seems more heavy, a blue plastic guide is present inside the unit for the disk, even a small foam piece holds the disk in position (never seen this before)

The Shugart 390 model label is present, no rainbow cable nor early serial number though.

No label in the front (the Apple badge is not present, nor the Disk II name)

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Just figured out that early drives have a kind of sticker in the lower portion of the front casing with Apple logo and name (the upper part is textured while the lower is smooth) and mine should be missing (but traces of glue are present)

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