External enclosure for 5-1/4 drive...
cisin at xenosoft.com
Sat Apr 8 21:04:31 CDT 2006
On Sat, 8 Apr 2006, Don Y wrote:
> > There are lots of USB 3.5" 1.4M drives.
> > There are several SCSI 3.5" drives (most Floptical (usually SCSI) drives
> > can do 1.4M)
> > But I don't know of any of those that can be easily modified to support
> > 5.25" or 8" drives.
> If they use a conventional floppy within, the 5" and 3.5" use
> nearly identical signals.
I don't know of ANY USB nor SCSI 3.5" drives that DO use a "conventional"
The common USB drives do NOT convert USB to anything even
vaguely resembling SA400.
> Problem would be what assumptions
> the firmware therein makes...
Let's solve the hardware problem first, THEN worry about the firmware.
> > Howzbout:
> > take a small PC, with either USB or SCSI, with appropriate drives, and use
> > the PC itself as a slave device controller.
> Or, just write your media on the PC and skip the interface altogether
> :> (that's how I handle 8")
The original requestor asked about an external USB or SCSI 5.25".
That MIGHT mean that he wants to hang the external drive on something
not completely PC compatible (such as a Mac, or a Dell laptop)
> You can *buy* a SCSI<->floppy interface if you really want to spend
> a lot of money on that. It just seems like a huge waste of $$$
> (though I am sure there are cases where it might be desirable/needed)
I've had SCSI <-> ST506/412.
Do you know a source for a SCSI <-> SA400/800 ?
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