Model T File Transfer
All File Transfer Articles
Tandy Disk Drive and Emulators
TPDD emulators, in concert with a compatible disk clients like TS-DOS, TEENY, POWR-DOS, FLOPPY.CO, the Booster Pak, or the WP-2 built-in Diskette client are the most popular way to accurately and quickly transfer all file types including binary files to and from your Model T laptop. There are different options for the server side on modern operating systems and devices:
The TPDD Services implement the "disk drive" end of the TPDD protocol.
- How to set up an old PC to run LAPDOS
- Using TS-DOS RAM's DOS Without the GUI
- WP2 Diskette Mode
Real TPDD and TPDD-2
Differences between TPDD-1 and TPDD-2
Simple Text File Transfer (No Client)
You can use any "terminal program" to transfer text files (and BASIC programs in text format, i.e. with a .DO extension) to and from your Model T laptop. Note that some programs "out there" with a .BA extension are in fact text (.DO) files.
Here are some tutorials:
Fast Binary Transfer
TBACK is a unique approach to file transfer. It allows freeze/thaw of the entire RAM of the laptop, and now fast installation of .CO files to the laptop.
It is a "thin client" solution where the only client is a small program downloaded to the T just for the purpose of the file transfer. All of the "smarts" run on the modern desktop or laptop.
TBACK also targets developers; being able to quickly offload the full RAM of a system for inspection on the desktop, and to quickly change to completely different configurations is a novel feature introduced by TBACK.