IBM 5150 PC

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at
Wed Jul 8 16:41:08 CDT 2009

Ethan Dicks wrote:
> My memory is that the power budget is strained with a full boat of
> cards and a pair of floppies.

I remember trying to power one (this a 5.25" FH, however) from a 5150 PSU, and 
it just wasn't happening, even with a cut-down machine. As you say, a 3.5" 
drive *might* do better.

I've got a feeling the were other issues too - either with the 5150 BIOS and 
hard disk compatibility, or purely with the amount of RAM available to run a 
hard-disk-aware OS.

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