Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 43 / DECEMBER 1983 / PAGE 10

How Much Memory For An Atari Disk?

I'm very seriously thinking about purchasing a disk drive for my Atari 400. I want to know if 32K is enough memory to have a disk drive and run DOS, and still program. Is the new Atari disk drive able to plug right into your computer?

Adam Bullock

As a matter of fact, it's possible to run a disk drive with a l6K Atari. DOS (without the menu) uses under 6K. For practical purposes, though, you should have at least 24K in order to run most programs.

The new 1050 double-density (256K) drive attaches to the standard serial port like any other Atari peripheral.