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June 28, 1987

DAYNA COMMUNICATIONS TO START SHIPPING DAYNAFILE NEXT MONTH

By CBR Staff Writer

Dayna Communications – the Salt Lake City, Utah MacCharlie company – will next month start shipping an external disk drive that enables an Apple Macintosh to read and write data files on MS-DOS-formatted disks: called the DaynaFile, it will connect to the SCSI port on the Mac, and will be available in a number of configurations, including a single 5.25 360Kb or 1.2Mb, single 3.5 720Kb drive, or in dual-drive combinations; according to Microbytes Daily, when viewing MS-DOS directories on the Macintosh Desktop, the user will see all MS-DOS subdirectories as folders, while individual files will have a document icon, and although MS-DOS programs can’t be executed on the drives, MS-DOS files can be loaded into and run with compatible Mac programs, and Dayna will also offer optional translation software that will convert codes from MS-DOS to Mac formats and back again; the single 360Kb version will be $595.

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