External enclosure for 5-1/4 drive...
mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Sat Apr 8 19:50:10 CDT 2006
>> Surely this depends on what the 5¼" drive's interface is? I'm sure
>> I've seen ads for interface boxes for IDE, and probably SCSI, that
>> would require at most a transplant of the adapter into a 5¼" case,
>> if the drive you want to use has the matching interface.
> Have you seen a 5.25" (or 8") floppy drive lately with an IDE or SCSI
In retrospect, this was me being careless about sizes. I was confusing
3½"-vs-5¼" (floppy size) with 4"-vs-5¾" (drive mounting widths). I did
look for an indication of what kind of drive it was (floppy, fixed
disk, CD, etc) but, because I'd (mis)read the 5¼" as indicating drive
width, failed to notice that that size alone pegged it as a floppy.
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