FileStore E01E

FileStore E01E (Drives)        FileStore E01E (GOTEK)

Drives Variant                                                                                                                                     GOTEK Variant

My version of an Acorn FileStore E01S is in the Eurocard format rather than the original single PCB, there are four plug-in Eurocards and a Backplane: 

I have followed the original circuit so as to maintain compatibility with the original firmware but have made changes to incorporate some modern features and to enable the circuit to be split across the four boards.  I have where possible kept the same component reference numbers so that the original documentation (e.g. the Service Manual) still applies.

Here are the significant changes:

I've also removed the internal Econet Clock circuit.

For details of each board follow the links above.

FileStore Dealer Test Software

Here is a copy of Acorn's FileStore Dealer Test Software together with instructions:

Note that the Dealer Software is intended to be run on a Master Computer, it can apparently be made to work on a BBC B if you have a coprocessor fitted and V4 BASIC.


This is a relatively complex project to get working not helped by the fact that there is no console interface, at least until you have Econet working and even then it is fairly limited so to help constructors I've added a FileStore E01E Commissioning page.

FileStore Operation

The Acorn FileStore is a Level 3 File Server and so the documentation for that product is largely applicable:

I have drafted a document which summaries the FileStore command set:

and a single page commands summary sheet



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