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Altos Computer Systems
Serie 5

The Serie 5 was a CP/M based multi-user system. It could support from 1 to 3 users.

It had a 5 MB Winchester hard-drive and could be upgraded with a 10 MB hard-drive (for the Serie 5D only). It could use CP/M, MP/M II or Oasis as its operating system.

The serie 5 was quite similar to the Altos ACS-8000, but with 5.25'' disk drives instead of the 8'' floppies.

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I had an old System 5 when I was a kid. It had a 5 1/4" floppy and a full Hight 5.5 MB hard drive on it. It ran MP/M and we had three terminals attached to it. My Dad built and programmed a complete POS system for our continence store. We ran the system until the early 1990''s.

Friday 6th January 2023
Eric Scott (Canada)

I just got an ALTOS serie 5-15DE and it came with two 5.25" floppy drives. I haven''t started it yet so I can''t tell anything about the capacity.

Thursday 26th July 2012
Göran Axelsson (Sweden)

I had one of these. It had a 2 x 5 1/4" floppy drives, NOT 8", of 800Kb capacity each.

Friday 8th June 2012
George Barna


NAME  Serie 5
MANUFACTURER  Altos Computer Systems
TYPE  Professional Computer
YEAR  April 1982
RAM  192 Kb
ROM  Unknown
COLORS  Monochrome display
I/O PORTS  Network (X25 protocol)
BUILT IN MEDIA  Floppy-drives : 1 or 2 x 5.25'' disk-drives (1 Mb each)
Hard-disk : Winchester 5 Mb (10 Mb optional for the Serie 5D)
OS  CP/M, MP/M II and Oasis
PRICE  44000 FF (France, June 1982)

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