Page Updated 28.8.2011
A500 DF0: REPLACEMENT

In A500 DF0: floppy disk drive is higher (thicker) than standard floppy disk drives used for example in PCs and Amiga models A4000, A1200, A3000, A2000 and so on.
This creates some extra work if old A500 DF0: needs replacement.

I have successfully changed original A500 floppy disk drives with PC floppy drives modified for Amiga use.
To install standard size floppy drive to A500 needs riser and/or spacers.

Here are some dimesions to give you a clue:

A500 FLOPPY DRIVE RELATED DIMENSIONS:
A500 case inner surface to floppy drive top height is 47,95mm
A500 floppy drive + rear riser height is 42,39mm
A500 floppy drive height is 32,36mm
A500 case floppy drive riserpole height is 15,15mm
A500 rear riser height is 10,05mm

STANDARD FLOPPY DRIVE DIMENSIONS:
Standard floppy drive height is 25,34mm

A500 with PC floppy drive modified for Amiga use needs rear riser with height of 17,05mm
A500 with PC floppy drive modified for Amiga use needs riser or spacers over riserpole with total height of 7,46mm

There could be 0,1mm-0,5mm errors in my measuring of dimensions, but the are close enough to be helpful.
If this article is not helpful enough, let me know and I try to add some pictures from my personal archives.

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