TEAC FD-55GFR = Quad Density?

Scott Stevens chenmel at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 8 08:58:11 CDT 2005


On Fri, 07 Oct 2005 23:34:41 -0700
"Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:

> On 10/7/2005 at 9:51 PM jim stephens wrote:
> 
> >> I'm curious about the comment about second drive support missing. I
> >am curious why the addition of a proper multiheaded cable doesnt
> >fix this?
> >
> >they actually dont drive the drive select in the cable?
> >
> >Just curious
> 
> I don't believe so--Dell sells the Optiplex floppy with a formed cable
> as a single unit.  Here's a photo:
> 
> http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/images/products/large/340-8737.jpg
> 
> While the second floppy select probably exists on some pin in the
> support chipset, I don't think that Dell ever intended that more than
> one floppy would be used and so probably never wired the header for
> it.
> 
I can say semi-definitively that something serious is missing in the
logic.  I haven't probed into the signals, but a second drive installed
on a connector crimped on before the twist at the end is found by the
BIOS and appears as a device in 'Windows Explorer' but does NOT work. 




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