Mounting new hardware in vintage hardware
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at blazenet.net
Fri Feb 10 10:15:16 CST 2006
On Thursday 09 February 2006 07:30 pm, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 2/9/2006 at 6:19 PM Jim Leonard wrote:
> >I finally got a chance to try the Silicon Valley Computer ADP50L (an
> >8-bit ISA IDE controller) in my IBM 5160 and I have to say, I love the
> >thing and want to put it to full active use. My problem is, how do I
> >properly mount a "modern" (3.5" half-height) hard drive into the case?
> Why not use a 3.5"-5.25" floppy mounting adapter? They shouldn't be hard
> to find. If you lacked a filler plate of the correct size for the bezel,
> you could always cut out a sheet of tinted acrylic or ABS to do the job.
I have several instances where I wanted to mount a small drive in a large
drive bay, and a bunch of those adapters that I've gotten from different
sources. In some cases they worked out just fine. In some others, they
were obviously "floppy" adapters and the screw holes were just in the wrong
place to work with any HD I had on hand here...
Member of the toughest, meanest, deadliest, most unrelenting -- and
ablest -- form of life in this section of space, a critter that can
be killed but can't be tamed. --Robert A. Heinlein, "The Puppet Masters"
Information is more dangerous than cannon to a society ruled by lies. --James
More information about the cctalk