thinking of the "ultimate" retro x86 PCs - what bits to seek/keep ?
swiftgriggs at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 17:13:00 CDT 2016
On Thu, 2 Jun 2016, Fred Cisin wrote:
> MOST of the "2.88M" drives (2.81MiB) drives could also do 1.4M; same FDC
> but needed device driver and twice the data transfer rate for 2.8M.
Heh, 2.88" disks were like unicorns. I heard all about them, but I never
saw them for sale or people using them. That was probably just my limited
view at the time. The 20M floptical in the SGI Indy is like a tooth fairy
riding a unicorn, I've seen pictures, but I've never actually seen one (or
the disks) in person.
> > > No CD.
> Why no CD-ROM? 2/3G storage; SCSI or proprietary interfaces, even parallel
> port adapters.
Oh, that was someone else. I'll put in a SCSI CDROM, probably a Plextor or
> CD-ROM was less work for installing Windoze 3.10/3.11 than a couple
> dozen floppies.
Or installing SLS or Slackware with 40 floppies. :-)
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